Kalaheo’s Christensen gets Coast Guard scholarship

  • Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

    Abishai Christensen, son of retired Coast Guard veteran Kai Christensen of Kalaheo and a student at Point Loma Nazarene University in California, earned one of 158 scholarships presented by the Coast Guard Foundation.

STONINGTON, Conn. — Abishai Christensen, son of retired Coast Guard veteran Kai Christensen of Kalaheo, was named a recipient of a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship to help him attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

The scholarship is one of 158 presented by the foundation in 2021 totaling $344,500 in support of children of enlisted men and women who are serving, or have served, in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active-duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

“We are honored to continue our dedication to the children of the Coast Guard as they pursue their higher-education goals,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation.

“These amazing students are already a benefit to their communities and a proud example of the values instilled in them by their Coast Guard parents. Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations across the country,” she said.

Since the foundation’s inception 31 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $6 million to more than 1,400 college-aged young adults.

Christensen is a 2019 graduate of Kaua‘i High School planning on studying psychology.

2 Comments
  1. Kauaidaddy September 25, 2021 8:50 am Reply

    Awesome job Abishar. Fine young man and fine family. Point Loma up a good school that few know about. Kalaheo Mish Ohana is proud of you.


  2. Kama'aina September 25, 2021 8:52 am Reply

    Abs is in the house!


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