MHS awards nearly $80,000 in scholarship funds to students

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The McKinley High School Foundation has awarded $78,250 in scholarship funds to 54 of its 2008 graduates, the largest amount awarded since the scholarship program first began in 1990.

Scholarships were given based on academic achievement, community service and financial need.

Board members say they are committed to helping graduates continue their education and fulfill their dreams.

"We hope that the alumni and friends of other public schools will make a similar commitment to the equally deserving graduates of their respective alma mater," said Carl Takamura, president of McKinley High School Foundation.

The Foundation has awarded more than $744,000 in scholarships to 415 graduates since its inception in 1990.