The Kekokua Scholarship, through funding by Destination Wealth Management, grants college scholarships to deserving high school students whose lives have been impacted by life circumstances. Many of the students come from broken homes, have struggled with addiction or come from a home of addiction, have been incarcerated or have parents who are or have been incarcerated.
Each spring the DWM Charity Committee receives over 100 applications from students (ranging in age from 16 to 50) and as a committee selections 10 candidates who we feel are most deserving. We conduct telephone interviews with each of the selected candidates and are able to offer them the scholarship personally.
This is such a humbling experience and a wonderful way to reward such hardworking and deserving students who might not otherwise have the financial ability to attend college.
Applicants must maintain specific GPA requirements, qualify for low-income assistance and must have participated in community service and/or have evidence of leadership, honors, or awards
The Kekokua Foundation believes education is the key to our future and these scholarships will help unlock brighter futures for deserving and dedicated students.