PERPETUATING DUKE’S LEGACY

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
Provide Merit and Need-Based Assistance

2019 DUKE'S AWARD WINNER

AKIRA WILLIAMS

After a near drowning as a young child, Akira grew into an avid swimmer and saved a little girl as a pool lifeguard. He is now ranked as
one of the top swimmers in the state with a clear love for the ocean. He is a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the KH Nature Club. He plans to attend the Colorado School of Mines to pursue a mechanical engineering degree while competing on the swim team.

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