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Scholarship Application

Application deadline:


Scholarships awarded:

1 - $10,000 / 2 - $5,000 = 3 Total

Semi-finalists notified:



Tony Mapu attended Southeast Polk High School in Altoona, Iowa intermittently from 1977-
1980. He and his family traveled the country as an entertainment group known as “The Sounds
of Polynesia”. On October 25 th , 1980, Tony’s life ended his senior year of high school, in a tragic
car accident. He left a very large impact on his classmates, family and friends throughout the
district, community and beyond. He was an exemplary student-athlete.

The Tony Mapu Memorial Foundation’s Vision is to inspire, empower and equip young people
for excellence in academics, athletics and arts. Scholarships will be awarded to student athletes
through an application review, interview and approval process. The foundation is seeking
candidates who demonstrate efforts and accomplishments proving the will to move out of their
comfort zone to an elevated level of contribution and performance in line with Tony’s life.

Tony Mapu - May 18, 1963 – October 25, 1980

Tony Mapu Memorial Foundation Scholarship candidates are expected to be:

  • Creative

  • Diligent 

  • Empathetic 

  • Forgiving

  • Honest

  • Humble

  • Inquisitive

  • Kind

  • Loyal

  • Motivated

  • Relentless

  • Selfless

  • Trustworthy


Awards are for undergraduates only.

***If you are under 18 during the application period, you need parental consent to apply for
scholarships. You will need to enter a parent email address to complete the consent process***


If you have any questions, you may
contact us at We will respond within 48 hours.


1. Upcoming Graduating Southeast Polk high school Senior
2. GPA of at least 2.75 or higher
3. Must attend a higher educational institution
4. Student Resume
5. Full-time course enrollment certificate from institution


Tips for application preparation:

  1. Read and follow all guidelines.​

  2. Think carefully about how you want to respond to the essay questions before you begiwriting.

  3. Proofread all your work thoroughly. Responses that are unclear or contain numerous mistakes distract the reviewer from focusing on the content and reflect poorly on your ability to produce a high-quality product. Make sure that sentences are complete, clear and grammatically correct.

  4. Have someone else read your completed application. An objective reader can often identify areas that need more explanation and may find errors that you have overlooked.

  5. You will need to attach the letters of reference and essay questions separately.

Supplemental Documents Required if Selected as a Semifinalist

If you are notified that you have been selected as a semifinalist, you will be required to send in the following documents. Send to email or upload documents on website.

  1. Current high school transcript. (If you have attended more than one high school and your current transcript does not reflect all academic years, request a transcript from each school you have attended to document your entire high school career.)

  2. Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)


  • FEB 6, 2023 - Scholarship Application goes live

  • MARCH 10, 2023 - Scholarship Application deadline 

  • MARCH 30, 2023 - Scholarship Semi-Finalists notified 

  • APRIL 15, 2023 - Scholarship Semi-Finalists documentation deadline 

  • MAY 1, 2023 - Scholarship Winners Invitation Announcement

  • MAY 12, 2023 - Scholarship Awards Presentation Dinner


  • Academic achievement and potential

  • Leadership ability

  • School activities

  • Essay Questions

  • Interviews

  • Community Service

  • Employment

  • SAR Report


TMMF is awarding 1 - $10,000 scholarship and 2 - $5,000 scholarships. Recipients will receive the scholarship in 2 installment payments the first year to the scholar’s institution on behalf of scholar, based on the student still being enrolled with satisfactory grades and in good standing.


We wish you the best in filling this application out. Don’t be afraid! Be Calm! We hope you will understand everything that is asked of you and if you don’t, DO NOT HESITATE to ask us any questions that you may have. We will help you along the way.

Aloha & May God Bless you,

Tony Mapu Memorial Foundation Committee

Application is Closed.

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