UH-Hilo Announces 19 Winners of Chancellor Scholarships
The University of Hawaii at Hilo has named the 19 Hawaii high school graduates who are recipients of a 2013 Chancellor Scholarship.
Five are graduates of high schools on the Big Island.
Each award is valued in excess of $23,000 and covers four years of tuition, UH-Hilo officials said.
Besides being a graduate of a high school in Hawaii, each recipient had to meet criteria that included a minimum of either a 3.5 GPA, a combined 1800 SAT score (reading, writing and math) or a composite score of 27 on the ACT. They also had to demonstrate leadership or community service.
The recipients and their respective high schools were:
- Jenna Aiwohi, Kamehameha Schools
- Bishop Akao, Kamehameha Schools Hawai`i
- Justin Allagonez, Keaau High School
- David Arakawa, Roosevelt High School
- Landon Ballesteros, Kamehameha Schools Maui
- Carlie Ann DeSilva, Kapa`a High School
- Stacy Mae Gelacio, Maui High School
- Brooke Higa, Baldwin High School
- Brock Honda, Pearl City High School
- Elsie Inouye, Kaimuki High School
- Brittany Luna, Moanalua High School
- Ashley Maldonado, Kamehameha Schools
- Aeshalani Palomares, Leilehua High School
- Joel Pascua, Pearl City High School
- Crystal Rances, Waiakea High School
- Keani Shirai, Waiakea High School
- Kayla Smallwood, Campbell High School
- Jeffrey Tarinay, Leilehua High School
- Benjamin Wada, Christian Liberty
All chancellor scholars are required to enroll as full-time students, remain enrolled continuously, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and participate in leadership activities and/or community services with other chancellor scholars.