Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club awards 4 scholarships

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club scholarship recipients are, from left, Lei‘ohu Chun, Angeline Roslin and Angeline Bangkirig. Rose Ramos-Benzel, right, representing the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, accepted another scholarship for a student returning to college during the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday afternoon at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building breezeway.

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    Mayor Derek Kawakami, right, congratulates the Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club scholarship recipients, including from left Lei‘ohu Chun, Angeline Roslin and Angeline Bangkirig. Rose Ramos-Benzel, second from right, represents the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, recipient of a scholarship for a student returning to college amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday afternoon during a brief gathering for the awards at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building breezeway.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    In front from left, Rose Ramos-Benzel, Angeline Bangkirig, Angeline Roslin and Lei‘ohu Chun are celebrated by the Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club, background in black T-shirts, Mayor Derek Kawakami, standing second from left, and, standing front from third from right to right, Kaua‘i County Councilmembers Mason Chock and Felicia Cowden and Chair Arryl Kaneshiro, Thursday afternoon after being announced as the KFWC scholarship recipients.

The Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club and President Barbara Green awarded four, $1,000 awards, including a special award to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to assist a student wishing to return to school during the COVID-19 medical crisis.

The awards, including $1,000 scholarships to each of three graduating high-school-senior women, was done in the breezeway between the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha and Pi‘ikoi buildings to be able to be in an outdoor setting and be compliant with face masks and social distancing.

Mayor Derek Kawakami, Kaua‘i County Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro, and Councilmembers Mason Chock and Felicia Cowden took advantage of the pau-hana timing to visit and congratulate each of the scholarship recipients, Kawakami noting that higher education is independence because it empowers a person to be self-reliant in the quest for information.

Angeline Roslin, a graduate from Kapa‘a High; Angeline Bangkirig, earning her high school diploma from Kaua‘i High; and Lei‘ohu Chun, graduating from Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School, were announced recipients of this year’s KFWC scholarship awards.

Rose Ramos-Benzel, director of development at Kaua‘i Community College, accepted the special award from the club to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation for a student wishing to pursue higher education during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds for the KFWC are traditionally earned during the club’s annual Terno Ball which, due to the pandemic, has been put on hold. KFWC members instead donned fashionable club shirts enhanced by a specially-designed fabric face mask to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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