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Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation to award 10 academic scholarships to benefit Maui

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Josh Jerman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is once again offering the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship to encourage college-bound students to use their education to benefit Maui County.

Now in its 19th consecutive year, the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship program provides academic scholarships to local high school seniors who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. To date, the program has awarded more than $58,000 in scholarships to Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i students who have displayed a passion for returning to Maui County after college to contribute to the community.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships to up to five recipients. In acknowledgment of students’ resilience in the face of adversity over the past two years, the Foundation will now award $1,000 scholarships to 10 recipients in 2023. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be Maui County residents already enrolled or enrolling in a full-time program at any four-year accredited college or university for the 2023-24 academic year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and plan to return and work in Maui County after graduation.

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Last spring, four Maui County high school graduates received scholarships. The recipients were Aiden Bluh of Maui Preparatory Academy, Samantha Joyce Della of Maui High School, Tommy Musto of Hawaiʻi Technology Academy, and Kaylee Volner of Seabury Hall. 

Recipients of the 2022 Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship. (L to R) Samantha Joyce Della of Maui High School, Kaylee Volner of Seabury Hall, Aiden Bluh of Maui Preparatory Academy, and Tommy Musto of Hawaii Technology Academy. PC: courtesy

“I encourage all college-bound students in Maui County who have a desire to contribute positively to our community to apply,” Jerman said. “Since the scholarship was founded, there have been numerous students who have graduated and returned to Maui County with a purpose and desire to support our community and island lifestyle.”

Applications for the next round of scholarships are now available online at http://jermanfoundation.org. The deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2023.

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Josh Jerman is an award-winning, top-producing real estate broker on Maui. He and his wife, Souksamlane, are the founders of the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship program.

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