Zonta Club of Hilo awards $15,000 in scholarships
The Zonta Club of Hilo has awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to 15 women for 2023.
The Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarship recipients from University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are Sienna A.K. De Sa ($1,000), Nina Nabor ($1,000) and Yurise Yamaguchi ($1,000).
The Women’s Nursing Degree Scholarship recipients from Hawai‘i Community College are Carolyn Mathieson ($1,000), Aubrey Song ($1,000), Tyanna Arannaydo ($250), Kayla Gray ($250), Amanda Kroessig ($250) and Alana Paiva ($250).
The Barbra An Pleadwell Scholarship recipients are Tyler Dela Cruz ($2,500) and Pohakalaokeaolani Van Veen ($2,500).
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipient is Zariah Rivera ($1,000).
The Women in STEM Scholarship recipient is Sofia Ferreia Coleman ($1,000).
The Young Woman in Public Affairs Award recipients are Claire Kildahl ($1,200) and Kaylee Yamada ($1,000).
“With this scholarship, I am able to upkeep my academic costs such as books, dorming, food, or even athletic costs that will come up, all to ensure that I am able to keep a quality education,” said Yamada. “Most importantly, the Zonta club is allowing me to pave the way for my new life and with it, I will be able to accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself in all aspects of my life.”
Rivera, Ferreia Coleman and Kildahl, the top winners in the Jane M. Klausman, STEM and Young Woman in Public Affairs categories, have been advanced from the club level to compete for additional awards and scholarships at the district and international levels of Zonta.
Zonta Club of Hilo’s mission is to build a better world for women and girls. To learn more about the club’s scholarships and awards, visit zontahilo.org/scholarships-grants/. To support the club foundation in providing future scholarships, visit zontahilo.org/foundation/.