Maui Business

Montage Seeks Young Humanitarians for Scholarships

September 9, 2014, 4:52 PM HST
* Updated September 9, 5:23 PM
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Montage at Kapalua Bay. Photo by Chuck Bergson.

Montage at Kapalua Bay. Photo by Chuck Bergson.

By Maui Now Staff

Montage Hotels and Resorts, the parent company of Montage Kapalua Bay announced that it will award a total of $50,000 in collage scholarships to young humanitarians.

As part of the company’s second annual Montage Memory Makers contest, five young adults, ages 13 to 17, will be awarded $10,000 in scholarships to pursue their college education.

The company is looking for young humanitarians who are making changes that impact their communities.

Criteria  that will be used for selection include: community service; impact of achievement on the community and beyond; creativity of achievement; and inspirational value to others.

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The entry period runs through September 26, 2014.  Applicants are invited to visit the Montage website and upload a 300 word essay, and an optional video detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to their community.

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Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, and will move on to a social media voting platform that will help to determine the final five scholarship recipients.

These five winners will receive a trip for two to Montage Laguna Beach to meet with Montage Founder and CEO Alan Fuerstman. They will also be highlighted on the contest website and in Montage Magazine’s spring issue as the Montage Memory Maker Ambassadors for 2015.

“At Montage, we strive to serve our communities and work to empower those who make the world a better place,”
said Fuerstman in a company press release.  “The Montage Memory Makers contest was created to support young humanitarians who share our dedication to service and philanthropy.”

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