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HPM Awards Scholarships to Hawai‘i Island Students

July 13, 2021, 3:20 PM HST
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The HPM Foundation awarded $1,000 and $750 college scholarships to five recent high school graduates and two Hawai‘i Community College students to help with upcoming college expenses and support student success.

“HPM is committed to developing our next generation of leaders in Hawai‘i,” Jason Fujimoto, President & CEO, HPM Building Supply said. “We’re proud that these scholarships will assist seven students pursuing their education here at home and look forward to being a small part of what they will accomplish in the future.”

Konawaena High School graduate Miriam Mendoza Martinez and Honoka‘a High School graduate Marques Kahawai‘i were recipients of HPM Foundation’s Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship, each receiving $1,000.

The scholarship was created in honor of Fujimoto, a second-generation leader of HPM Building Supply who held very strong convictions about the merits of higher education. Recipients of the scholarship are selected based on academic excellence and a history of strong community service and must be enrolled full-time at a University of Hawai‘i System school.

Martinez will be majoring in exploratory health sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Kahawai‘i will be majoring in astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

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The Barney S. Fujimoto Scholarship was also awarded to to three O‘ahu high school graduates: Cienna Abara from Sacred Hearts Academy, Lorna De La Cruz from James Campbell High School and Aimee Lam, also a graduate from James Campbell High.

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Two Hawai‘i Community College students, Nicholas Lucas and Vallerina Sorcy, both in the carpentry program, were awarded the 2021 Building Future Builders’ Scholarship, each receiving $750.

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