I'VE HEARD! The names of the FOM 2019 Easter Island Foundation Scholarship Awards!

I'VE HEARD that its time for another reminder of the charitable spirit of the FOM! The local chapters of the FOM hold events throughout the year to raise money for many charities, both local and global. We previously reported that the FOM had raised a record amount of funds through various charitable chapter functions for 2017's donation to the Easter Island Foundation - 2018's donation was right there as well! Those in the FOM know how much planning and work go into these charity events (hint: it's ALOT) but they do it because the funds we send to the EIF for their scholarship fund help the youth of that area to keep and preserve their way of life, while also improving the life condition of those who live there. To us - it's worth the effort. We hope to have a short bio written by each student in a future blog posting, so that we can read their own words about the value of these scholarships to each student and to the island. The Fellows in the FOM should be proud of the good they do when they help these students obtain the knowledge and skills they will need to help the people of Rapa Nui stay prosperous, safe, happy and healthy.

This year the EIF and Island Scholarship Committees awarded eight scholarships to deserving Rapa Nui students using the $15,000.00 that the EIF received from the Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation. Here are the FOM scholarship recipients for 2019:

Guillermo Alvarez Rivera: Industrial Engineering & Applied Mathematics, Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Mahani Salinas Atan: Law, Pontificia Universidad de Chile de Valparaiso (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $2000)

Terangi Riroroco Oyarzun: Logistics & Transportation, Universidad Andres Bello (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Micaela Anakena Cofré Pakarati: Phonoaudiology, Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Roger Danger Carlson Memorial (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation) Award – $2000)

Tipanie Blanco Velásquez: Medicine, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Tangata Manu Award – $2000)

Henua Pakarati Díaz: Business Administration, Instituto Profesional Santo Tomas (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Rodrigo Araki Rojas: Dentistry, Universidad de Viña del Mar (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Maeha Duran: Fashion Design Continuing (final semester), ($1000 Fraternal Order of Moai Ohana Scholarship)

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