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Big Island Students Recieve UH Bookstores Scholarship

September 24, 2015, 11:51 AM HST
* Updated September 24, 11:52 AM
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Thirteen students University of Hawai’i systems students received their share of $25,000 in scholarship funds from the UH Bookstores.

Zachary Price, a student at UH-Hilo, and Riley Viernes, a student at Hawai’i Community College, were among those selected for the scholarship.

More than 2,900 students applied for the scholarship, which awards $2,000 to full-time students and $1,000 towards part-time tuition at their UH campus.

“We want our students to have everything they need for college life and more,” UH Bookstores Director Tricia Ejima said. “With a UH Bookstore Scholarship, we can make the complete college experience more possible.”

Students from UH Manoa, UH Maui College, UH West Oahu, Honolulu Community College, Leeward Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Kauai Community College were also recipients of the scholarship.

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In order to qualify, students were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have submitted a scholarship application through UH System Financial Aid.

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