Over $175,000 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 $125,000 in need-based scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students from across the state. Furthermore, the Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 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 Provide Merit and Need-Based Assistance

This year’s recipient of the $10,000 Duke Kahanamoku Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship is Zoey Fox. With a GPA exceeding 3.92, and an International Baccalaureate Program Certificate, Zoey will be graduating from Henry J. Kaiser High School and has been accepted to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she will pursue a degree in Architecture and Engineering.

In addition to her success in the classroom, Zoey was voted Class President all four years of high school, is a four-year letter winner, and stand out, in swimming and water polo, the percussion Drumline leader in the marching band, president of Kaiser’s National Honor Society, holds leadership positions in the LEO and Interact Club, works as a keiki swim instructor at Diamond Head Aquatics, and dances hula. The Fox family has no previous military experience but, with her desire to give back, Zoey has enrolled in the ROTC at Cal Poly SLO and, upon graduation, will serve in the military where she hopes to travel and gain worldly experiences that she can bring home to Hawaii. In her words, when she returns, she wants ‘to play a part in ensuring that military developments preserve our cultural traditions and environment and that our kupuna my live close to their families in affordable housing so they don’t feel the need to move to the mainland or live in poverty.’

The committee found her to be effortlessly genuine and passionate, with a strong sense of community and Aloha Spirit. She will be an outstanding Ambassador of Aloha for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

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