Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Awards Scholarships

June 7, 2017, 12:06 PM HST · Updated June 7, 12:08 PM
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Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 will be awarded scholarships from the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The scholarships will officially be presented at the Maui Filipino Chamber’s annual Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards on June 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel.

The 2017 Maui Filipino Chamber scholars. Photo Courtesy

Sharon Zalsos, president of the Foundation said the scholars received the awards based on their excelled academics and their participation in the community. “They are a shining example of Maui’s future. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success,” she said.

“Thanks to the success of our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament under the chairmanship of Bill Ruidas and our many community partners for raising the necessary funds to award these scholarships,” said Richard Minatoya, chairperson of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

The 2017 scholars are:

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Alenette Ballestero will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito, Sr. Scholarship. Ballesteros will major in Political Science at Brown University. She graduated from King Kekaulike High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. She is the daughter of Alex Ballesteros and Elene Ballesteros.

Jett Bolusan will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Bolusan will major in Mechanical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. He is the son of Hector Bolusan and Agnes Bolusan.

Courtney Cadiz will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Cadiz will major in Computer Science at University of Portland. She graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. She is the daughter of Peter Cadiz and MaryJane Cadiz.

Danny Domingo, Jr. will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Megan, Meredith & Mallory Bagoyo Scholarship in Business. He graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Domingo will major in Business Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is the son of Danny Domingo, Sr. and Rosalie Alcon.

Jaelyn Domingo will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from King Kekaulike High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Domingo will major in Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is the daughter of Rolyn Domingo and Jasmine Domingo.

Florimae Garcia will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Garcia will major in Music and Education at Western Washington University. She is the daughter of Benedicto Garcia and Adeltrudis Garcia.

Sheena Marie Garo will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Island Cozy Dental Scholarship. She graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Garo will major in Radiologic Technology at Kapiʻolani Community College. She is the daughter of Johnny Garo and Marites Garo.

Noah Magbual will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. He graduated from Baldwin High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Magbual will major in Biochemistry/Human Biology/Premedical Studies at Stanford University. He is the son of Arnold Magbual and Marjorie Magbual.

Braiden Paʻa will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. He graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Braiden Paa will major in Applied Mathematics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is the son of Edward Paa and Kelly Paa.

Jordyn Paʻa will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Tante & Araceli Urban Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Jordyn Paa will major in Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is the daughter of Edward Paa and Kelly Paa.

Denise Torres will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from Baldwin High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Torres will major in Biology/Pre-medicine at Creighton University. She is the daughter of Richard Torres and Maria Torres.

Nathalya Yadao will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from Maui High School and was one of the school’s Valedictorians. Yadao will major in Finance at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. She is the daughter of Primo Yadao and Arlen Yadao.

Raven Yamamoto will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She graduated from Kamehameha Schools Maui. Yamamoto will major in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount College. She is the daughter of Darren Yamamoto and Demi Pelayo.

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