The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, organized in 1979, is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Hawai‘i’s kūpuna. One of the missions of HPGS is to raise funds and award scholarships to college students interested in careers involving aging and older people. The society just awarded three scholarships for the 2020 fall classes.

One such awardee is University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu student Dani Waring, who wrote to HPGS. “This scholarship allows me to pay for one fall course and subsequent study books so I don’t have to rely on my income, and it will help me realize my goal of being a nursing administrator.”

The society is also excited about the next set of awardees for 2021. In this upcoming event, HPGS is doing it differently and going virtual

The fourth annual HPGS Scholarship Fundraiser will be held virtually on Nov. 6 with Gerontologist Cullen Hayashida as the honoree. He has helped develop over 50 elder care service projects in hospital, nursing home, home care, college and community settings. Entertainer-comedian Frank Delima will serve as the emcee. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Sign up, register and donate to this worthy event online.

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HPGS’s enrollment is open throughout the year for those interested in being part of an association that educates, communicates and continues to bring together its membership for the common goal of servicing Hawai‘i’s elders.