We believe at KIALOA that when you paddle outrigger canoes you become a part of the ocean, land and people of Hawaii. The Live Like You Paddle Scholarship is an opportunity for students 18 and under to express their love for the Hawaiian Outrigger Culture. The top 5 students who can express it best will win a free KIALOA paddle.
The great thing about this scholarship is that it doesn’t matter how good you are in school. We’re not going to grade your essay on spelling or grammar and we’re not going to judge your ability to draw or anything like that. You just have to show us how much you love Outrigger and that you understand how important it is to Hawaiian values; values like Laulima (cooperation), Kuleana (responsibility), Kokua (helping), Ohana (family), or Ha’aha’a (humility).
Here are just a few ideas:
Remember originality counts and you don’t have to stick to this list.
Turn your application in by May 31st 2016 with your project and letter of recommendation.
We will notify winners by the end of June so be sure to fill out the application with your name, address, phone number and e-mail if you have one.
Good question! Winners will be chosen for having created the most original way to express their love for Outrigger and these students can choose any Hybrid, wood canoe paddle or steering paddle in our 2016 line-up.*
*excluding the full carbon paddles or surf paddles --- these are excluded because they are either not an outrigger paddle or are not eligible for team paddling.