Windward Oahu Scholarships Available:  (see flyer) The Windward Rotary Education Foundation (WREF), a separate 501c3 charitable organization of the Rotary Club of Windward Oahu, offers scholarships for graduating high school seniors who live or go to school on the Windward side of Oahu. The WREF scholarship is a 4-year scholarship of $20,000 ($5,000 each year). WREF scholars are selected based on academic achievement and financial need. The Rotary Club of Windward Oahu also offers a one-time scholarship grant of $1,000 through a bequest made to the club by a former member, Ross Mickey. If you have any questions, please contact the WREF scholarship chair, or 808.429.7829.  Complete  application packet from the HRFY website should be sent it to Roberta Cestare by Feb 1, 2023 at
HRYF 2022-23 Meetings and Scholarship Schedule (Revised 5/3/22)
Dates Event 
Jul 15 Thurs Mail Scholarship checks to universities
Jul 23 Sat Virtual Scholarship Celebration (all Islands)
Jul 31 Sat Deadline for Club Dues ($200 per Club) & Club Chairs Information Returned
Sep 1-30 Foodland’s Give Aloha Campaign
Nov 1 Mon Applications to High Schools/Clubs/Area Chairs/websites
Jan 6  Executive Board Meeting
Feb 1 Student deadline for applications to Clubs
Feb 18 Rotary Club interviews complete
Feb 25 RC selections to Area Selection Committee Chairs
Mar 11 Area Selection interviews complete
Mar 17 Area Selection applications to HRYF office
Mar 30 HRYF Final Selection; Email Board, Area Chairs, Club Reps. OK to contact students
Apr 3 Office mails award letters to students requesting college or university
Apr 24 Student deadline to accept scholarship award
Apr 28 Mail Certificates to Club Chairs
May 5 Full Board of Trustees meeting, 10am
May District Conference May TBD Midweek Ad
Jun 16 Annual/Membership meeting
June 30 Deadline for Per Capita Awards
Jul 14 Mail scholarship checks to universities
Jul 23 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon (if funded)
Jul 31 Deadline for Club Dues ($200 per Club) & Club Chairs Information Returned
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation “HRYF”
Sully and Joanna Sullivan started HRYF more than 50 years to help students realize their college education dreams. D5000 participating Rotary Clubs select a deserving student to receive a $5,000 scholarship and last year, $250,000 in scholarships was awarded by HRYF!
HRYF scholarships are made possible by donations from Rotarians, Individuals, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and HRYF investments. You can help continue this program that Sully founded. HRYF is a 501(c)(3) Foundation.
Thank you again for supporting HRYF!