HFS Federal Credit Union supports higher education goals

HILO, HI (July 10, 2018) — HFS Federal Credit Union awarded seven scholarships, for a total of $17,500, to Big Island graduating high school seniors pursuing their goals of higher education!  In the past 7 years, the HFS Scholarship Program has awarded over $85,000 in scholarships – all to Big Island high school students with dreams of attending college and pursuing their career goals.

The scholarships were awarded to students in recognition of their academic excellence, career goals and community involvement. The credit union would like to congratulate the following students on each receiving a 2018 HFS Scholarship in the amount of $2,500: Chantel Balberde (Waiakea High School), Devynie Coloma (Waiakea High School), Isabel Fukushima (Hilo High School), Patrick Jonah Hurney (Hawaii Preparatory Academy), Kepola Ishikawa (Kamehameha Schools Hawaii), Malakai Lurker (Keaau High School), and Lia Wengler (Kamehameha Schools Hawaii).

The HFS Scholarship Program releases applications at the beginning of each year. Graduating high school seniors pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree are encouraged to apply! For more information on the scholarship program, please contact the Credit Union at (808) 930-1400 for more details. HFS Federal Credit Union is proud to support the educational goals of the students in our community and we wish these students, and all of our 2018 Big Island graduates, the best of luck in their future endeavors!

These seven students were selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship to use towards their freshman year of education at the University or college of their choice!

About HFS Federal Credit Union

HFS Federal Credit Union (HFS FCU) is the largest not-for-profit and member-owned financial institution on Hawai’i Island. Established by just nine individuals in 1937, HFS started with very humble beginnings. The Credit Union continued to grow from serving just employees of the Federal and Territorial Governments in the County of Hawai‘i and their families, to now offering membership to any person who lives, works, or attends school on Hawai’i Island.


Winnie Makaea
HFS Federal Credit Union
(808) 930-1459


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