New scholarship for Maui students

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: May 14, 2010

MAUI – Recent high school graduates from Maui can soon apply for a new annual scholarship to attend Kapi‘olani Community College. The Kapi‘olani Community College Maui Island Culinary Arts Scholarship will support a student who wishes to pursue a degree or certificate in the culinary arts program at Kapi‘olani CC.
This new fund can be used for all costs associated with attendance including tuition, fees, books, supplies, meals, housing and one round trip inter-island airfare. It will provide aid to the student for two consecutive years toward successful completion of an AS degree or certificate. Students who attended Henry Perrine Baldwin High School on Maui will be given first preference to receive this scholarship, followed by students from any other Maui island high school.
The Kapi‘olani Community College Maui Island Culinary Arts Scholarship was established with a $25,000 anonymous gift. The donors believe that Maui students who attend college on a neighbor island will benefit from a broader educational experience and learn a great deal by being immersed in a different environment. These students will also gain insight into different cultures as the student body at Kapi‘olani CC is notably diverse. According to the 2009 International Education Annual Report, more than 1,600 students enrolled at Kapi‘olani CC were from a range of countries including Japan,
Korea, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Pakistan, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Egypt.
The donors focused on supporting students in the culinary arts program in part because of its successful track record, including its team's recent winning of the gold medal at the Western Regional competitions where they competed against close to 200 culinary schools. The team then went on to win the national competition, which proved Kapi‘olani CC to be the best Culinary Institute in the United States.
If you are interested in making a real difference in a student's life, please contact Malia Peters, director of scholarship development at (808) 956-6311 or
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships.