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2024 "Uncle Bo" Scholarship Fund

The Lawrence "Uncle Bo" Campos Scholarship Fund

Uncle Bo loved getting everyone involved in outrigger canoe racing and always put Hawaii's kids first. Perpetuating the sport of outrigger canoe paddling was the heart of this wonderfully dedicated man. He knew that by keeping kids on the water, they too would learn the culture and pass it along to the next generation. This scholarship carries his legacy forward.

The Lawrence "Uncle Bo" Campos Scholarship Fund

$1,000 - one year, awarded to a Hawaii Island Graduating senior.
$1,000 - one year, awarded to a Hawaii Island Graduating senior.

The Scholarship is open to Hawaii Island graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who have demonstrated academic achievement, community participation, and have paddled at the club level or high school level in the past three years. In addition to strong academics, the candidate's merit of active volunteerism and leadership in the school, community, church, and/or employment will also be considered. Funds are dispersed directly to the recipients to be used to support studies at Trade School, Community College, or College/University program.

For further information about the application process, please CLICK HERE to download the application .pdf.

The deadline for receipt of scholarship packets is Friday, May 31, 2024.


Kai 'Opua Canoe Club welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, trade associations and others interested in our organization and community services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the Kai 'Opua Canoe Club are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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