Friday, May 27, 2016

14 Fil-Am students to receive university scholarships in Hawaii

Fourteen Filipino-American students in Hawaii will receive scholarships for their academic excellence and outstanding extra-curricular work in the community.
report on Maui Now said the students will receive $1,000 at the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation's annual Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards to be held at the Maui Beach Hotel on June 16.
Other recipients include re-elected San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez Scholarship and Maui Cozy Island Dental Scholarship grantees. They will receive the same amount as fellow MFCCF scholars.
Five students from Maui High School received the scholarship: Charwin Kenneth Andaya, Sherylynne Andrada,  Alssie Marie Jean Casayuran, Tara-Ann Marie Pacubas, and Alyssa Michiko Yoshimura.
Andaya (kinesiology), Andrada (biology), and Pacubas (biological engineering) will enter the University of Hawai‘i while Casayuran (biology) opted for Pacific University and Yoshimura (education) passed University of Portland.
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School students Micah Leval, Nicole Kirsten Supnet Neilson, Joshua Kainoa Pulmano Schwartzlow were granted scholarships.
Leval will pursue political economy at University of Hawai‘i while Neilso takes business at Saint Martin’s University, where Schwartzlow will take his bachelor's degree.
Alyssa Hernandez Sumibcay (nursing) and Althea Mae Kaohu R. Pittman (computer science) from H.P. Baldwin High School will take their majors at University of Hawai‘i.
Seabury Hall student Thomas Takeo Macadangdang Hayashi will take environmental science and  philosophy at Santa Clara University while Maui Preparatory Academy graduate Jamie Advincula enters Brown University for business-entrepreneurship/marketing.
Lahainaluna High School seniors Kaylee K. Harmon (business management) and Dean Omura (mechanical engineering) will pursue their degrees at Western Oregon University and  University of Portland.
Jayford Agbayani, a graduate from Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades in 2005, will also receive $1,000 for his education at the Maui Culinary Arts Academy. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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