Kaua‘i’s college students have new scholarships to assist with tuition and fees, thanks to long-time Princeville residents Nicholas “E Z” and Pauline Street.
First-year nursing students at Kaua‘i Community College will receive one of these scholarships. Another will go to Kaua‘i residents at Kaua‘i CC or any four-year University of Hawai‘i campus.
"Many students struggle with finances while in college,” says Pauline, “and this will hopefully make it easier for them.”
Originally from southern California, E Z was a high school and college athletics coach, and Pauline was a middle school art teacher. They are very active in their Kaua‘i community.
Both were members and steersmen of canoe clubs in Hanalei, where they contributed to many championships, and they were charter members of the Princeville Church of the Pacific in 1985. They have also volunteered as docents at the Kīlauea Lighthouse.
Pauline is a two-time president of the Mokihana Club, the longest running charity organization of its kind on Kaua‘i. She loves to do art projects and has danced with hula troupes for 35 years. As a seamstress, she has created many original designs as well as more than 250 quilts, mainly for charities and members of their Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship church.
E Z was a successful golfer at the Princeville Makai course and won several tournaments and two club championships. He has had similar successes at Hanalei Bay Resort, where he organized the Golden Racquet tennis tournaments.
The Streets were married 63 years ago in Paris, when E Z was in the army and Pauline was a student at the Sorbonne. They have two daughters and a son. One daughter is an educator for the University of Hawai‘i, while one is a retired Head Start nutrition specialist. Their son owns a civil engineering company. They have four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Streets are passionate about their involvement in community projects and organizations. E Z says, “We just want to help in a small way."
For many years, E Z and Pauline have been generous supporters of scholarships for Kaua‘i high school students to attend four-year colleges of their choice. They are in the process of creating the Street Foundation Charity Fund, which will perpetuate their giving, offering help for their beloved Kaua‘i home into the distant future.