Turtle Bay Resort's charitable giving arm, Turtle Bay Foundation, announced that it had awarded college scholarships worth $150,000 to 50 students from the North Shore of Oahu. Turtle Bay Foundation is celebrating its 10th year of providing support to North Shore youth organizations and students. The foundation has given 434 grants and scholarships to date.
Turtle Bay Foundation director Kiele Muraco said, "We are delighted to celebrate this landmark by awarding the most significant scholarship package we have ever offered."
The nonprofit has introduced a new scholarship program this year. It recognizes scholars from the categories Ilima Maile Lehua and Hala. The recipients received $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 respectively. Five students have been named Ilima scholars, including:
Zoe Bryan is a Waialua High & Intermediate Senior who will be attending California Polytechnic State University.
Akanoa stated in a press release that she was grateful for the support from organizations and families like the Turtle Bay Foundation Ohana who helped local students reach their full potential.
Turtle Bay Foundation awards scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular involvement and community involvement.