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Shop for Higher Education 2017

As we kick off our 12th annual Shop For Higher Education program, we are excited about its significant value in helping Hawaii’s students achieve their dreams of attending college and reaching their career goals. Each year past scholarship recipients and their parents tell us how grateful they are for our scholarships.

Without financial aid resources like Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education, many high school seniors would not be able to afford attending college. Seniors have shared with us their wide-ranging career goals including emergency medical technicians, educators, event planners, engineers and doctors. Many of these careers can only be attained with a college education.

That’s where Foodland’s customers come in. By simply shopping with your Maika‘i card and telling your cashier which participating high school you want to designate, you’ll help the school earn points. The same number of Maika‘i points you earn, the school will also earn. You can also help your favorite high school earn more points by purchasing specially marked items – just look for the bright 2x, 3x and 5x bonus point shelf signs. The designation and points earning period runs from February 15 to March 28 at all 33 Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide.

Since Shop for Higher Education began in 2006, more than 1,198 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound seniors across the state, totaling more than $2.3 million. We encourage you to select from any of the 85 participating high schools and support Hawaii’s deserving high school seniors. There’s no cost to participate, but the value you pass on to deserving students is priceless.