Live Like Tre’ Foundation offering 6 scholarships to Hawai‘i students
The newly established Live Like Tre’ Foundation in honor of Tre’ Evans-Dumaran, a fallen Maui firefighter who lost his life during a flash flooding emergency call in January, will be offering scholarships to Hawai‘i students.
The foundation will provide six $500 scholarships to eligible students, particularly those from single-parent households, student-athletes and individuals with aspirations of becoming a pilot.
“Through these scholarships, we aim to keep Tre’s legacy alive and empower promising individuals who share his passion for learning and serving others,” said Evans-Dumaran’s mother and founder of the foundation Chelsie Evans Enos. “Our hope is that these recipients will continue to spread kindness and make a positive impact in the world, just as Tre’ did during his time with us, helping to fill the void left with us after his passing.”
Applications for the Live Like Tre’ Foundation scholarships will be accepted from Hawai‘i residents or students who have moved from Hawai‘i to seek further education or training. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in college or a job training program, such as flight school.
The application deadline for the scholarships is Sept. 15. Recipients of the awards will be announced on Oct. 15. To apply, click here, and fill out the online application form.
The form will require information about how they fit the qualifications and how they plan to “Live Like Tre.’”
Evans-Dumaran, who was a 2016 graduate and star athlete at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i in Kea‘au, was working on Maui as a county firefighter on Jan’t 27 when he was sucked into a storm drain on Wai‘apo Street in Kīhei while responding to an emergency call during flash flooding. The waters swept him about 800 yards to where the drain empties into the ocean.
The 24-year-old died after spending more than a week in the intensive care unit at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku.
The foundation will also allocate funds toward small grants for acts of kindness, furthering its commitment to spreading positivity and compassion in the world.
Every contribution donated by individuals, businesses and organizations to the nonprofit will go toward the scholarship fund. For more information about the Live Like Tre’ Foundation, the scholarship opportunities or to make a donation, visit www.liveliketre.org.
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