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
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2017 AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA

LILY NALULANI JENKINS

This year’s recipient of the $15,000 Duke Kahanamoku Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship is Lily Nalulani Jenkins. She has been zealous about conservation work in her Molokai home since second grade – participating in wetland and fishpond restoration projects, banding Native Hawaiian shorebirds, and conducting research projects on the effect of invasive marine species. She plans to study Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at the University of North Carolina.

2017 DUKE SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

MAIA PETRIDES

Maia Petrides, the daughter of Martha and James Petrides, is a graduate of Mid-Pacific. A competitive swimmer for eleven years, Maia is active in the governing board of Hawaii and USA swimming. Committed to community service, Maia has served the kupuna of Hawaii since middle school. She will attend Washington State University.

CAROLYN PRICE

Carolyn Price is an outstanding scholar, community activist, athlete and youth leader from the island of Kauai. She will pursue an undergraduate degree in political science at Wellesley College while competing in Cross Country/Track before attending law school. Her passion for service to our community has guided her towards an eventual career in elected public office.

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