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 2022-24 Meetings and Scholarship Schedule (Revised 5/5/23)
Dates Event 
May District Conference May 19-21
Jun 16 Annual/Membership meeting
June 30 Deadline for Per Capita calculation 
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 
Jan 5 Executive Board Meeting
Jan 20 Youth Protection Training, 9am
Feb 1 Student deadline for application to clubs
Feb 3 HRYF interview technique training, 9am
Feb 17 Rotary club interviews complete
Feb 24 Club selection forwarded to Area Selection committee
Mar 9 Area selection due to HRYF office
Mar 15 HRYF final selection
Apr 2 Award letters mailed to student
Apr 22 Student deadline to accept scholarship award
Apr 29 Award certificates mailed to club chairs
May 3 Full Board of Trustee meeting
June 14 Annual Membership meeting
July 15 Scholarship checks mailed to universities
Mar 9 
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!