HFS FCU Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Big Island Students

on "July 07, 2021 12:13 pm"

The pandemic has changed the college experience for many students; however, the cost of higher education continues to increase.

2021 Scholarship RecipientsHFS Federal Credit Union understands how overwhelming these costs can be, which is why the credit union awards scholarships each year to help Big Island students pursue their dreams and decrease the financial burden that comes with it.

Over the past 10 years, HFS FCU has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to over 60 student members to assist with their college expenses. The Big Island has many hard-working and talented students, and this year the credit union received several applications. HFS FCU is excited to announce the high school and college 2021 HFS FCU Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive $2,500 to help fund their 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Nicholas Barrick (Hawai’i Preparatory Academy)
  • Kyrie Bartolome (Waiakea High School)
  • Alexander Bell (Kealakehe High School)
  • Reygenald Ines (Kealakehe High School)
  • Jairus Iwasaki (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)
  • Leilani Penaloza (Brigham Young University Hawaii)
  • Sophia Perry (Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i)
  • Mersaydeez Rocha (Konawaena High School)
  • Sheilyn Subia (Honoka’a High & Intermediate School)
  • Elimar Valencia Utrera (University of Rochester)

HFS FCU releases applications at the beginning of each year, offering scholarships for both graduating Big Island high school seniors pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree, as well as current college students pursuing a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree.