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The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients.

The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation will award scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors and one Maui Culinary Academy student. “We are pleased to announce the 2014 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients”, said Melen Agcolicol, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation. “Each of the scholars excelled academically, received numerous awards, and are very active in the community. They are a shining example of Maui’s future. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success.”

Bryson Josh Galapon. Parents: Bobby Cadiz Galapon and Bernadette Agodon Galapon. Maui HS. Plans to major in Physics/Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. GPA of 4.224 with a class rank of 1. As the top ranked scholar, Galapon will receive the $2,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Renato & Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation Scholarship.

Aileen Ballesteros. Parents: Alex Ballesteros and Elene Ballesteros. King Kekaulike HS. Plans to major in Business at University of Hawaii Maui College. GPA of 4.087 with a class rank of 4. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Megan, Meredith & Mallory Bagoyo Scholarship in Business.

Rochelle Coloma. Parents: Erick Coloma and Rosemarie Coloma. Maui HS. Plans to major in Psychology at University of Hawaii at Manoa. GPA of 4.0 with a class rank of 1. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Antonio Fartan Ayson Family Scholarship.

Kelcie Malia Molina. Parents: Michael J. Molina and Cielo E. Molina. Kamehameha Schools Maui. Plans to major in Environmental Science and Studies at Carleton College. GPA of 3.865. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Alexandra Jeanel C. Pardico. Parents: Elmer A. Pardico and Jean C. Pardico. Maui HS. Plans to major in Biology at Gonzaga University. GPA of 4.060 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Alyssa Jane R. Rosaro. Parents: Samson Rosaro and Josephine Rosaro. Maui HS. Plans to major in Biology at Willamette University. GPA of 4.020 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Lorilei Visitacion. Parents: Jon Visitacion and the late Arlyn Visitacion. Lahainaluna HS. Plans to major in Chemistry or Biology at the University of Washington. GPA of 4.018 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Dayna Yoshimura. Parents: Gary Yoshimura and Michele Yoshimura. Maui HS. Plans to major in Engineering at University of Portland. GPA of 4.035 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.

Brian Tolentino Zamora. Parents: Afriquito Degracia Zamora Jr. and Annabel Tolentino Zamora. Maui HS. Plans to major in Political Science at University of San Francisco. GPA of 3.98 with a class rank of 23. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito Sr. Scholarship.

Bernadette R. Bautista. Bautista has a 4.0 grade point average at the University of Hawaii-Maui College where she is enrolled in the Maui Culinary Academy after graduating in 2013 from Maui HS. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Culinary Academy Scholarship.

The Scholars will be officially presented at the June 18, 2014 Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Maui Beach Hotel.

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai`i Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is the charitable and educational arm of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce. The Maui Filipino Chamber was established in 1994 and its mission is to promote, represent and advocate the interests of the business community in the County of Maui. The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation’s events include seminars and workshops, awarding of scholarships, the annual scholarship golf tournament, and the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival. For more information and to keep updated as to the Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards Banquet, visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com and www.facebook.com/MauiFilipinoChamber, or follow the Chamber on twitter at www.twitter.com/MauiFilipinoCH, or contact Agcolicol at 808.205.7981 or [email protected]

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