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AlohaCare awards more than $5,000 in college scholarships

HONOLULU — This year, three Kaua‘i residents attending Kaua‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa have received a total of $5,100 in scholarships through the “AlohaCare Believes In Me Scholarship” program.

Earlier this year, AlohaCare provided two-dozen students (including the three Kaua‘i students) with a total of $40,600 to help finance their college education.

Since the program was launched in 2003, AlohaCare has awarded more than $140,000 to students with financial needs. Kaua‘i recipients of the AlohaCare Believes In Me Scholarship program are Sheri Majewski and Ember Rose of Kapa‘a, and Emmalani Makepa-Foley of Koloa. Individual scholarships for these full- and part-time students ranged from $1,000 to $2,500 for a school year.

Any low-income students with financial needs attending a Hawai‘i college or vocational school may apply for the up-coming Fall 2007 school year. To obtain scholarship applications, go to www.AlohaCareHawaii.org. or call 800-434-1002.

AlohaCare is Hawai‘i’s third largest health plan serving 50,000 health plan members statewide. In addition to offering QUEST, AlohaCare also offers health plans for Medicare beneficiaries. For more information on AlohaCare, go to www.AlohaCareHawaii.org

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