image004 image005The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas announced the 2014 recipients for its 2nd Annual Scholarship Program. The recipients, Gabriel Abrams of Princeville and Aaron “A.J.” Cummings, Jr., of Kīlauea, will each receive $1,500 to aid in the cost of pursuing higher education.

A recent graduate of Kapa‘a High School, Cummings is interested in becoming a civil engineer and will attend Feather River College in Quincy, California. His mother is Lani Cummings, Senior Marketing Services Coordinator at The Westin Princeville. Abrams, currently enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is pursuing a career in education and aspires to be a university professor. His mother, Mele Abrams, is a Kid’s Club Attendant and yoga instructor at the resort.

“We are delighted to support our associates and their families’ dedication to a great education and ambitions for the future,” said Denise Wardlow, General Manager of The Westin Princeville.

The annual scholarship funds are raised through year-round, resort-wide efforts by Westin Princeville staff. Associates of The Westin Princeville, their children and grandchildren are eligible to apply for the yearly educational scholarship.

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Located along a lush bluff 200 feet above breathtaking Anini Beach and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean, The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas blends into its serene surroundings of Kaua‘i’s north shore. The resort’s intuitive amenities and rejuvenating activities inspire guests to be the best version of themselves through wellness in travel. Designed with conveniences of home, the resort’s spacious, well-appointed villas are complemented by four refreshing pools provide all-day entertainment for guests, island-inspired cuisine at The Westin Princeville’s restaurants and market, and an array of cultural activities. At the heart of service are the Westin staff who perpetuate the aloha spirit and the rich traditions of Hawai‘i with gracious hospitality and personalized service. For more information, visit

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