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New Scholarship Awards Students for Garden Work

August 15, 2017, 1:01 PM HST
* Updated August 16, 10:01 AM
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The Hawai‘i Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Ag) has announced a new scholarship for North Kohala and Kanu O Ka Aina high school students, as well as North Kohala High School sports teams.

The Mahi‘ai Scholarship Award was created by HIP Ag to engage more students in land stewardship and food cultivation efforts, and to grow the school garden white generating interest in agriculture. The scholarship’s aim coincides with the Kohala’s Community Development Plan of producing 50 percent of locally grown food by 2018.

A total of $5,000 will be awarded to students and sports teams during the 2017 to 2018 school year. Awards will be given based on student participation in the school’s garden plots, rated by most hours logged and quality of effort. All awards will be distributed during the last month of school, May 2018.

The scholarship funds will be awarded as follows:

Kohala High School (KHS):

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $500
  • 3rd: $250
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KHS Sports Teams:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $500
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Kanu O Ka Aina High School:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $500
  • 3rd: $250

For more information, call Payton at KHS at (808) 209-0842, or Kiteya at Kanu O Ka Aina at (808) 937-7024.

Coaches and KHS sports team members may contact [email protected] for more information on how to get involved. Other questions may be directed to HIP AG Program Manager Lauren at (808) 333-8664.

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