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Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Scholarship

January 17, 2021, 11:32 AM HST
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Last year, the Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation (RAMCF) awarded academic scholarships to 62 students from Maui, Lanai and Molokai who are now pursuing degrees at colleges and universities across the country. Individual photos courtesy 2020 RAMCF Presidential Scholarship recipients 

Applications for the 2021 Presidential Scholarship Fund by the Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation are now being accepted. College-bound students are encouraged to apply for academic scholarships valued at $1,000 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is March 31.

To apply, visit the Scholars App website, create a free account and search for “Realtors Association of Maui Presidential Scholarship.” Students must complete the application and submit all accompanying documents no later than 5 p.m. on March 31. Paper applications are also available for those who do not have internet access. To obtain a paper application, students can contact their respective school’s guidance counselor.

Since it was established in 1989, the RAMCF Presidential Scholarship Fund has awarded $812,000 in academic scholarships to hundreds of college-bound high school seniors and past scholarship recipients (past recipients can apply every year they are in school up to four years).

Over the years, funds for the annual scholarships have been raised through Mea Kako‘o, a group of sponsors who collectively donate money to the program, and events like the Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk, RAM’s Got Talent event, RAMCF Presidential Scholarship Golf Event, and RAM’s annual installation and membership gala. In 2020, when in-person fundraising events had to be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, RAM members voluntarily donated a portion of their closed transactions to RAMCF.

“A lot of these agents are consistently giving back to the community—if it’s not the RAM Community Foundation, it’s their own personal charity they love and support,” said 2020-21 RAM President Joe Hogin. “I’m thankful that I work with a group of professionals that truly cares about the community.”

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Last year, RAMCF awarded scholarships to 62 students from Maui, Lāna’i and Moloka’i who are now pursuing degrees at colleges and universities across the country.

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To be eligible for this year’s scholarship, an applicant must be a high school senior or a former recipient of the scholarship (from the previous three years) and must be in the process of applying or reapplying to an accredited college or university or trade school.

Applicants must also be full-time Maui County residents who are currently attending, or have previously attended, a public or private high school in Maui County. (However, students attending private high schools off island will be considered residents of Maui County if they are living off island for the specific purpose of attending that private high school.) Current GED participants are also encouraged to apply.

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