Hilo High student bound for UH Hilo wins Hilo Bay Rotary Club’s 2016 Youth Scholarship

Hilo High senior Jyselle Arruda plans to study pre-med at UH Hilo with a goal to become a pediatrician and set up a children’s health clinic on Hawai‘i Island.

Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams stand in front of Rotary banner, state flag and U.S. flag.
Hilo Bay Rotarians stand with scholarship winner Jyselle Arruda. (l-r) Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams, president of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay. Courtesy photo.

Hilo High student Jyselle Arruda has been awarded the 2016 Youth Scholarship from the Hilo Bay Rotary Club. The senior plans to use her award of $5,000 for studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

A member of the National Society of High School Scholars and active in community service and school clubs, Arruda plans to study pre-med at UH Hilo with a goal to become a pediatrician and set up a children’s health clinic on Hawai‘i Island.

“Once again, Rotary Club of Hilo Bay had a number of outstanding scholar applicants,” says Kim Keahiolalo, scholarship committee chair. “Jyselle impressed us not only with her academics, but with her drive to overcome obstacles on her path to meet her goals.”

Hawai‘i Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarships are awarded to senior high school students across the state on a competitive basis of scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the community at large.

The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay is a staunch supporter of academic scholarships for future leaders and is generally the club with the largest contribution to the scholarship fund each year. This year alone Hilo Bay contributed $6,100 to the fund.

Richard Cunningham, of Cunningham Galleries, spearheads scholarship donations in East Hawai‘i.

 

-Media release