The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation

The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship Program was founded by Maurice "Sully" Sullivan and offers scholarships to Hawaii high school seniors who are planning to attend a four year accredited college or university in the United States. Since 1975, The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) has awarded more than 1,200 scholarships totaling over $3.8 million. Currently, there are more than 985 Maurice J. Sullivan Fellows and 30 "Sully" Life Members.

Although generously supported by Rotarians statewide, immediate family members of Rotarians are not eligible for HRYF scholarships. Stipends are for non-Rotarians so the program is a true public service and commitment. HRYF scholarship grants range from $2,000 to $5,000 for each student recipient, depending on whether they select a Hawaii or Mainland university. One "outstanding student" receives an $8,000 Maurice J. Sullivan Scholar Award.

Hundreds of applications from statewide high schools are screened each year by local Rotary clubs. Rotarians from District 5000 provide hundreds of volunteer hours in interviewing potential scholarship grant applicants and then recommending deserving high school seniors.

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                    HRYF Recognition Levels

M. J. Sullivan Fellow: Anyone who contributes - or in whose name is contributed - an outright or cumulative gift of $1,000 or more to The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation.

Sully Life Members: Individuals whose total giving to The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation has reached $5,000.