The following information is provided by Palama Settlement:
Palama Settlement has selected 24 students to receive $46,500 in scholarship awards thanks to support from the Blackfield and Friends Scholarship and the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Hannah Cochrane Fund. Palama's Education and Scholarship Committee selects awardees based on financial need, academic merit, community service participation, and commitment to educational goals. Additional consideration is given to applicants who are past and present participants in Palama Settlement's programs and to those who live in the Palama-Liliha-Kalihi area.
The Blackfield and Friends Education Scholarship is made possible by longtime Palama supporter, Ms. Cecilia Blackfield, and her family, friends, and the ABC Stores and Kosasa Foundation's generous annual gifts. Since 1999, the Blackfield and Friends Scholarship Program has awarded 65 scholarships to new and renewal applicants totaling over $148,000.