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Scholarship Program

Annual Awards

The Grove Farm Scholars Program is one of the largest scholarships within the State of Hawaiʻi. This merit-based scholarship is offered to local high school seniors graduating from one of Kauaʻi's three public high schools -- Kapa’a High, Kaua’i High, or Waimea High -- who will be attending a four-year university or college.  Each year, three scholarships are awarded, each valued at $20,000.  Since the program's inception, Grove Farm has awarded $840,000 in scholarships.

Apply for the Grove Farm Foundation Scholarship

The Grove Farm Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify academic excellence, citizenship, quality of character, and community service. Scholars are required to complete ongoing community service work on an annual basis to maintain their scholarship.

Grove Farm Foundation Scholarship Information as well as the Scholarship Application may be downloaded via the links below. The application deadline for the Class of 2024 is Friday, March 15, 2024.

Applications must be turned in directly to your respective high school counseling office by the deadline and late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Questions may be directed to Nikki Ige at

Downloadable Forms:
2024 Scholarship Information
2024 Scholarship Application

Grove Farm Scholars

2023 Grove Farm Scholars

2023 Scholars: Hope Newton, Haley Zina, and Madison Doo

Hope Newton - Waimea High School

Hope Newton, a Waimea High School graduate, plans to attend the University of Texas, Austin, where she has been accepted into their aerospace engineering program.

Hope’s inspiration to pursue this field of study stems from her lifelong interest in astronomy and her involvement with robotics since elementary school. She attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, during eighth grade, which further fueled her passion for space exploration. She envisions making a positive impact in her chosen profession by becoming a role model for other girls aspiring to pursue STEM fields.

Hope’s favorite quote, courtesy of artist Nicki Minaj, resonates deeply with her: “I am not a word, I am not a line. I am not a girl that can ever be defined.” Hope has many ambitions and shared that this quote empowers her to embrace her individuality, reject societal labels, and cultivate a sense of independence and confidence.

To fellow students striving to achieve their academic and personal goals, Hope advises pursuing things that ignite a profound sense of excitement and motivation. She believes that investing time in interests that keep one engaged and inspired will drive success. Furthermore, Hope emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between school and personal life.

Hope’s ambition and drive to follow her passion in a field where women are underrepresented confirms how hard work and grit make dreams become reality!

Haley Zina - Waimea High School

Haley Zina, a graduate of Waimea High School, has big dreams and aspirations for making a positive impact in the field of medical imaging technology.

This fall, Haley will be attending the Oregon Institute of Technology to pursue her studies. Inspired by her grandfather, Dr. Nicholas Zina, who was an emergency room physician, and her mother, who is a registered nurse, Haley chose to go into the healthcare field. Her goal is to become an MRI technologist or an interventional radiologist and return to Kaua’i after completing her degree.

Haley lives by the motto, “Play every point like it’s the championship point.” This saying, introduced to her by her high school volleyball coaches, inspires her to give her utmost in everything she does and reminds her to approach every opportunity with dedication and determination.

In addition to her academic achievements, Haley has a passion for fishing. With the help of her fourth grade teacher, she made her first fishing pole and would go fishing every week during elementary school. Today, she enjoys fishing with her uncle and loves being out on the water.

Haley’s story is a testament to her resolve and commitment to making a difference. Her desire to make healthcare more accessible and give back to her community is admirable, and we are eager to see her future successes.

Madison Doo - Kauaʻi High School

Madison Doo, a graduate of Kapa‘a High School, has chosen to pursue her studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, where she plans to focus on Elementary Education. Inspired by her second grade teacher, Mrs. Barcial, who instilled a love for learning within her, Madison hopes to follow in her footsteps and show students that education is not only essential but can also be enjoyable.

She believes education is the path to communal success and aims to make a lasting positive impact in the lives of her future students. In both her academic and personal life, Madison has faced numerous challenges, which she has overcome with hard work and perseverance. In her scholarship application, she bravely shared her experience of battling depression and recognizing the pressure she put on herself to achieve perfection.

Attending therapy helped her develop strategies to cope as well as learn the importance of self-acceptance so that she has been able to thrive and grow.Madison's favorite quote is, “Live, laugh, love,” which she says may sound cliché, but holds great significance for her. The expression captures the essence of her approach to life: focusing on positivity, avoiding negativity, and embracing joyful experiences.

Despite the trials she has faced, Madison’s resilience and self-growth mindset have propelled her forward, enabling her to overcome the obstacles that have crowded her path. We are confident that Madison’s unwavering dedication and zeal for education will shape the lives of countless students.

Haley Zina

Oregon Institute of Technology

Madison Doo

Western Washington University

Hope Newton

University of Texas, Austin

Madhav Collins Doijode

Swarthmore College

Aidan Gregerson

Columbia University

Glydelle Valmoja

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Leonila Fulgencio

California State University at Long Beach

Kepler Niccore

Westmont College

Zsa Zsa DuBose

Trinity University

Alaysia Navor

Yale University

Leslie Uri

Washington State University

Julia Safford

St. Mary's College

Mayumi Fulgencio

Lewis and Clark College in Oregon

Samantha Bostick

Colorado State University

Juliana Tampus

Vanguard University in Southern California

Kari-Makenna Correa

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Zachary Safford

University of Notre Dame

Braden Kobayashi

Creighton University

Bailee Taeza

Pacific University

Geneva Dela Cruz

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Jacky Lin

Stanford University

Athena Abadilla

Barnard College of Columbia University

Meihong Lin

Emory University

Melia Okura

Brown University

Melia Takakusagi

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Kayla Ishida

United States Coast Guard Academy

Lauryn Flemming

The University of Missouri

Regina Miner

Point Loma Nazarene University

Casey Nakamura

Boston University

Kiana Pigao

George Fox University

Lucas Gushikuma

University of Portland

Trevor McCracken

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dawn Mones

California Polytechnic State University, SLO

John Medeiros

Oregon Tech

Travis Navarro

Fordham University – Rose Hill

Angelica Huyen Tran

University of Southern California

Lyle Nemeth

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

David Ochoco

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

Chas Okamoto

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Daisy Liberato

Creighton University

Abigail Iloreta

University of California at Los Angeles

Natasha Abadilla

Stanford University