Wahiawa Businesses Help Fund Education
AWahiawa private school has forged a partnership with local businesses to help pay the tuition for needy students now and in the future.
Ho‘ala School Wahiawa Professionals Scholarship Fund was developed earlier this school year and has received $2,700 so far from Central Pacific Bank, Kanemaru Family Dental, Hawaiian Eye Center, Sam Chen of MASH Cars, Camouflage Shop Inc. and dentists Kerry S. Ishihara and Wesley Nihei.
“ With the economic uncertainty, we thought that the businesses would be interested in helping children who live in Wahiawa get a Ho‘ala School education,” said school spokeswoman Darlene Dela Cruz.
“In our appeal to businesses we mentioned two high school students who are Wahiawa residents and have attended the school since kindergarten. They need financial assistance. They are top academic students, have been very active in community service and need financial assistance.” ( To qualify for the scholarship, students must live in Wahiawa and demonstrate financial need.)
“The number of students that we will help will depend on the number who apply,” added Dela Cruz. “Right now we have 12 students. We will distribute the funds received this year to some or all of them, depending on their current financial circumstance.”
All donations are tax deductible. For details, call 621-1898.