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Bright receives Aviles and Stover Fund scholarship


Tawny Bright of Waikoloa is the recipient of the annual Aviles and Stover Fund for Science scholarship. Established by the medical practice of Dr. John D. Stover, D.D.S, M.D, Ph.D., the $1,000 annual, four-year scholarship is awarded to a Parker School student interested in science.

A 15-year-old sophomore, Bright was chosen by a school committee and received the scholarship at a recent academic awards ceremony in the Parker School Theatre. Fond of travelling, the teen says she loves to study art, history and science.

“I am extremely grateful for the Aviles and Stover Fund for Science Award and look forward to continuing my studies at Parker School,” Bright said.

“We continue awarding this scholarship as a permanent way to support education, particularly the sciences,” said Dr. Stover, a triple-board certified surgeon who resides in Waikoloa.

With medical offices in Hilo, Kona and Waimea, Stover’s Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offers a broad menu of cosmetic services and products: oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial and general cosmetic surgery, non-surgical cosmetic procedures and cosmetic skin care.

A Big Island resident since 2001, Stover is a strong supporter of arts organizations, both in schools and in the public sector. His benefactors include the Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Theatre Arts Conservatory, UH Performing Arts Center, Kona Music Society, Friends of the Palace Theatre, Kamuela Philharmonic, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Prince Dance and Kanilehua Chorale.

“We hope the award encourages students to go into the sciences, and perhaps medicine,” said Bayardo Aviles, Stover health care administrator.

Find Stover’s services at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii. They are at three convenient islandwide locations: 784 Kinoole St. in Hilo, (808) 969-1818; 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Waimea, (808) 885-4503 and 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy., Suite 101 in Kealakekua, (808) 323-2600.

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