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UH-Hilo Announces 19 Winners of Chancellor Scholarships

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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.


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