Manliguis scholarships

Applications are being accepted for the inaugural Larry Manliguis College Scholarship. Four scholarships for $300 each will be granted to qualified chosen applicants.

Applicants will need to meet a few qualifications, such as a 2.5 grade point average (senior year); played any high school sports on the Big Island; and write a one-page essay on how athletics has affected their life and how they will give back to communities through athletics.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until May 18 and winners of scholarships will then be announced within a week. Winners will be given their scholarships during the Larry Manliguis Alumni Basketball Tournament held Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30.

Proof of GPA and essays may be mailed to: Athletes for Life, P.O. Box 523. Keaau, HI 96749.

Among donors to the Larry Manliguis Scholarship are: Hilo High Class of 1960 (platinum donor); Zen Cabinets (gold donor), JCP Construction (gold donor); Larry Manliguis Alumni Tournament (gold donor); and Hilo High PG (gold donor).

For more information, contact Bruce Ferreira at 756-6695 or Jay Mandaquit at 937-5647.