KIHEI – Five Maui County students were among the recipients of the 2009 Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship. Ten $1,000 scholarships were distributed in Hawaii.
The Maui County recipients were Celina Hayashi, who graduated from King Kekaulike High School; Elizabeth Lagbas, Lahainaluna High; Colton Manley, Molokai High; Tiare Pimentel, Baldwin High; and Myles Tabios, Lahainaluna.
This annual scholarship is offered to students of all Hawaii high schools who will pursue postsecondary education in a discipline related to the life sciences. Examples are agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science and soil science.
Applications are distributed to schools during the spring semester.
"The Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship is part of our company’s ongoing commitment to helping young people pursue a future career in science and technology," said Paul Koehler, community and scientific-affairs manager for Monsanto Hawaii. "A large number of our company’s employees are scientists dedicated to improving agriculture and human health, and many of them got a head start as a result of scholarship opportunities like this one. We are proud to support the efforts of these deserving young people, and we wish them all the best in their academic careers."