AAUW, Scholarship Application Information Sheet


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Kona Branch has awarded its 2017 scholarships to three young women from West Hawaii high schools this year.  Each exceptional student will receive a $2,000 scholarship to assist with her future educational goals.

Neena Charles, from Makua Lani Christian Academy, will attend Brigham Young University to study biology.  She plans to become a pediatrician and return to Hawaii to open a family clinic.  She was salutorian of her class, a member of the student council, and played soccer and volleyball.  She is also active in her church.

Chloe Gan, from Ka’u High School, loves science and will study mechanical engineering at the University of Portland.  She was top in her class, won Best in Engineering/Environmental Science at the Hawaii District Science Fair, earned the Veteran Legislator of the Year Award in youth and government, is a member of the National Honor Society, serves as a youth mentor, and organized a community event showcasing local youth talent.

Komela McAuliffe, from Honoka’a High School, is passionate about children and will attend Lewis and Clark University to study elementary education.  She was at the top of her class, a member of the National Honor Society and the Science Club.  She was president of her senior class as well as a youth soccer coach.

We are proud to contribute toward the hopes and dreams of these remarkable young women!