Over $220,000 Awarded in Grants & Scholarships
As our scholars strive to meet the rising cost of higher education, the Foundation aims to provide the necessary support for our recipients to achieve all of their goals. At the conclusion of this application review, the Foundation awarded $155,000 in need-based scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students from across the state. Furthermore, the Foundation awarded nearly $65,000 in grants to organizations and individuals that support our Hawaii waterman community, help develop Hawaii’s best ocean athletes, and connect our local keiki to the ocean and beach activities.
Scholarships & Grants
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Naomi Ney lives in rural Kohala, where she is captain of the swim team, President of the Student Council and the Student Credit Union, and was a member of the team that won the Kohala Science Fair and placed 10th nationally in the 2017 Lexus Eco project. In her free time she teaches swimming and is a
student tutor. She overcame serious knee issues that required multiple surgeries in order to pursue swimming. Naomi will attend the University of San Francisco.

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