Congratulations to Keahi and Kiana Favela, Kids’ Chance of Hawaii’s 2020 Scholarship Recipients! Kids’ Chance is non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to children of workers who have been seriously or fatally injured on the job, so that they can achieve their educational goals and follow their dreams.

We are inspired by Keahi and Kiana’s story and impressed by their passion and their goals. We wish them pōmaika`i and will be cheering them on as they pursue their professional aspirations.

“The doctors and medical staff that took care of my dad during the five days that he was in the ICU made a huge impression on me and because of that I have always wanted to be a doctor. I am currently enrolled at Chapman University in Orange, California and will be entering my senior year in the Fall. I am on track to graduate next May with my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with an emphasis on Pre-Med. I will also be taking the MCAT in August and will start applying to medical school in the Fall.” – Keahi Favela

“For as long as I can remember I have always loved being in front of a camera and speaking in front of audiences. My earliest memories of “reporting” go back to elementary school when I was elected to represent my homeroom on our school’s student council committee. I attended weekly meetings and reported everything that I learned back to my homeroom. It was the first time in my life that I thought about pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. I just completed my freshman year at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange, California and am enrolled in their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary program. I feel lucky to be able to attend one of the best colleges in America for Broadcast Journalism” – Kiana Favela