In 1994 Dan and Pauline Lutkenhouse established a scholarship and educational fund
dedicated to providing college scholarships to benefit children from the Hilo and Hamakua areas. Eligibility for the scholarship requires that the applicant major in
agriculture, sciences, medicine or nursing.
This summer, a student from Hilo was selected from a wide range of applicants as the beneficiary, in the amount of $2,000.00, for the 2005-2006 academic
year. Miss Giezel Rivera will be a freshman at Seattle University, majoring in Biology. We would like to congratulate Giezel and wish her the best of luck!
In past years, we have followed the students who have received our Scholarship, and continued to assist some for the entire 4 years of College. One such recipient was Miss Maricel Guanio of Pepe’ekeo. Maricel completed her Nursing degree from the
University of Hawaii. She now works as a specialized nurse in a mainland hospital.
We will keep you abreast of Giezel’s progress, as we hope to continue to support her in the years ahead.