Scholarship founder Jim Lally will be honored for his work in providing hundreds of low income and disadvantaged residents with an opportunity to attend college for free. Lally founded the Waialeale Project, a scholarship program that provides up to $5,000 in tuition and fees per year to Kauai residents who have been recognized by high school counselors for having potential but not considering college due to financial or personal challenges.
“Education is the great equalizer,” said Rep. Gene Ward. “Rather than waiting for government to step in, Jim has found a creative way to solve a challenge and help young people discover new opportunities and achieve more than they ever dreamed.”
The program supports over 100 students in their first and second years at Kauai Community College. Lally plans to one day expand the program to all University of Hawaii community colleges, helping to improve people’s lives while creating a better-educated workforce and a stronger local economy.
What: House of Representatives floor presentation commending Waialeale Project founder, Jim Lally
Who: Offered by Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.
When: 12:00 noon, Monday, March 11, 2013
Where: Hawaii House of Representatives Chamber
Representative Gene Ward commends Jim Lally and project Waialeale’s Community College Scholarship Program. March 11, 2013