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UH Manoa and UH System Scholarship Celebration

This year, our theme is "Hawaiian Place of Learning". Sarah, Jonah, Kelsey and Morgan talk about being Native Hawaiian students and the programs that make higher education at UH Mānoa unique. Thanks to donors, the UH Foundation raised $17 million in student aid for all ten campuses of the UH System last year.

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Public Service Announcement - Scholarships

VIDEO: Realize the possibilities with a scholarship at the University of Hawai'i! Learn more in this PSA featuring Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee. Learn more about scholarships: www.uhfoundation.org/student-resources-scholarships

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Happy Holidays from UH Foundation

One of our favorite holiday celebrities stopped by to join us in thanking you for your support of the University of Hawai'i! Support The Fund For Excellence

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Giving Back

Dr. Jason Isa, a 2002 graduate of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), remembers how challenging it can be for aspiring anesthesiologists from Hawai'i to pursue that field. Without an anesthesia residency program in the 50th state, JABSOM graduates interested in the specialty must receive their post-MD training on the U.S. mainland. Watch the video and hear how Dr. Isa and his colleagues at Physicians’ Anesthesia are helping.

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Discover Deep Low-Light Reef Biodiversity

"At the end of every one of these projects there's a special moment, when you know something that's important. That no one else knows. And now you get to go forward and tell the world." - Brian W. Bowen. The Seaver Institute awarded the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology at UH Mānoa $100,000 to fund comparative reef research at multiple Pacific locations using advanced rebreather technology.

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From Student to Teacher - Katie Hoppe

Six years after graduating from Waianae High School, Katie Hoppe returned to her alma mater as a teacher. With the help of the James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation Scholarship in Teacher Education, Katie is making a difference in her school and in her community.

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Scholarship recipient - Jeffrey Acido

Student Regent, Jeffrey Acido talks about the social and economic benefits he has experienced as a scholarship recipient. Thanks to the University of Hawai'i Foundation and the John and Gertrude Moir Educational Fund Jeffrey is able to pursue his PhD at UH Mānoa. The UH Foundation partners with donors to create scholarships that make a difference!

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Scholarship recipient - Errol Lee

Electrician to Social Worker. Errol Lee left a career as a licensed electrician in 2002 to pursue his passion for helping people. In 2009 he returned to college to earn a degree in social work. With the assistance of the John and Gertrude Moir Educational Fund Award, Errol was able to graduate in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelors degree in social work from the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. He is currently enrolled in the MSW program with a tentative graduation date of 2015.

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University of Hawai'i Foundation - Public Service Announcement 2

Please enjoy the UH Foundation's second public service announcement, soon to be airing on TV stations.

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Kapi'olani Community College - Scholarship Mahalo

Donors have made a wonderful difference in the lives of students at Kapi'olani Community College. Druella, Jennifer and Shyanne speak openly about how the generosity of a few have transformed the lives of many.

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Founders and Visionaries - University of Hawai'i Foundation

Learn about the operations and impact of the UH Foundation in the Hawaii Business Magazine "Founders and Visionaries" TV feature.

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Scholarship recipient - Jeremy Tomono

Jeremy is studying Travel Industry Management with an emphasis on Hotel and Resort Management. He is a recipient of the Ronald H. Brown Memorial Scholarship and aspires to own a hotel that perpetuates authentic Hawai'ian culture.

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Scholarship recipient - Eve Yeung

Meet Eve, student at the William S. Richardson School of Law and recipient of The Spirit of Alison K. Adams Award. A law degree will allow her to eventually become a social justice advocate. In this last year of school she has advocated for disability rights, reconciliation and redress issues for politically disenfranchised victims, and worked with an organization called Pacific Survivor Center dedicated to end human trafficking in Hawai‘i.

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Diversity: Independently Together

Donors are forever changing the lives of students at the University of Hawai‘i! Jeremy, Emily, Matthew and Eve are recipients who are achieving their goals because of your support.

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Mānoa Scholarship Celebration 2013 - Slideshow

Last year the University of Hawai‘i Foundation raised more than $17M for student support and awarded more than $10M in student aid across the 10 UH campuses.  Of this, $8M helped support more than 2,000 Mānoa students. Over the last ten years, donors contributed more than $72M to help more than 23,000 UH students!

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University of Hawai'i Cancer Center - Donor Mahalo

In this video, UH Cancer Center researchers speak about the importance of their research for our world, and thank donors for their generous commitment to life-sustaining research.

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Transforming Our Community Through Students and Research Efforts

An inspired donor’s gift will fund scholarships for underrepresented students, expand our knowledge of the universe, save Hawai‘i's endangered plants and more.

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Heartfelt Gift Ensures More Hawai‘i-trained Cardiologists

There is good news on several fronts for Hawai‘i residents in the fight against heart disease, the state’s leading cause of death. The developments include a generous gift, an impressive accreditation and – soon – brand new, locally trained cardiologists to treat patients in Hawai‘i.

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Scholarships Make It Possible

In this moving personal account, Leslie shares how scholarships are helping her move beyond a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle and attend college as a nontraditional student. This video was produced by the Windward Community College Marketing and Public Relations Office. Video/editing by Peter Tully Owen and  interviewer was Bonnie Beatson. Special thanks to Leslie Baker, Windward CC student of Botany Professor Ingelia White, Ph.D.

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University of Hawaiʻi Foundation - Public Service Announcement

We hope you enjoy the UH Foundation's first public service announcement now airing on TV stations.

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Donors Nurture Hawaiʻi's Environmental Stewards

In this short video Nick and Corie share their dreams for the future, and impact of the Hau’oli Mau Loa graduate assistantship. Private support is nurturing the environmental stewards of tomorrow.

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Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex

Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation and a public private partnership between the State and university, the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex will soon be a dynamic center for student and community activity. On July 17, 2012 a groundbreaking ceremony was held.

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Leader, Teacher and Philanthropist

Dean Jerris Hedges was first appointed to the UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in March 2008. Since then the medical school has made dramatic progress towards meeting its goals. Dr. Hedges is also making a lasting impact through his philanthropy. 

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Osher Foundation Enriches Lives, Transforms Futures

The Bernard Osher Foundation is enriching lives and transforming futures through strategic philanthropy. Meet a few of the reentry scholarship recipients and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members. 

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Annette Kaohelaulii Supports the Environment

Annette Kaohelaulii shares how entering into a Charitable Trust with the UH Foundation will perpetuate her lifelong efforts to protect Hawaiʻi's natural wonders. Learn more about this eco-warrior and intrepid business woman who started "Annette's Adventures." 

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Honolulu Community College Scholarship Reception

Scholarship recipients from the Honolulu Community College talk about how scholarships have made a difference in their lives. 

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Hope, Dreams and Aspirations

This video introduces us to UH Mānoa students who share how scholarships are giving them hope, fueling their dreams, and helping fulfill their personal aspirations. These stories are meaningful proof of the transformational opportunities donors are creating when they help make an education possible. 

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Preserving Native Plants for the Future

Lyon Arboretum is home to a Micropropagation Lab. This is the only lab of its kind in Hawaiʻi. Here critical plant rescue and recovery research takes place to prevent the extinction of native Hawaiian plants. To save more of our natural heritage, the Arboretum has embarked on a capital improvement project. 

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A Message For You

Your gift has changed the lives of UH students. Cash, Yolanda, Irene, and Eddie have something in common: they are UH students whose lives were changed by the generosity of donors like you. Hear them describe how scholarships and a quality UH education is impacting their lives. 

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Charles R. Hemenway Scholarship

Mr. Hemenway's gift from his estate has provided more than 6,500 scholarships to promising students at the University of Hawaiʻi. His hopes are for recipients to give back to the community in return for the assistance they recieve. Through these scholarships, Charles Hemenway will continue to transform the lives of students and their families for many years to come. 

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Kaipo's Story

Meet Kaipo, an earnest, ambitious graduate student with big dreams to help conserve our world for future generations. We also hear from Myron and Carol Ann Hayashida, who support scholarships for promising students like Kaipo.

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Cash's Journey

Scholarships change lives. Hear from Cash Helman, a young man with a contagious appreciation for life. Cash's touching story will inspire you. He is a reminder that given the opportunity to succeed, anything is possible. 

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Bilinski Fellowships make a big impact at UH Mānoa

The Bilinski Educational Foundation's $500,000 gift is already at work, enriching the educational experience of four fellows. We invite you to hear from them directly and learn how fellowships are helping them become the future leaders in their fields. 

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The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment - A Legacy of Learning

The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment is a tribute to an independent thinker who used Applied Anthropology to analyze situations and prevailing assumptions to develop creative and effective solutions. It is a living legacy to a compassionate human being who lived and worked among the people she was studying, seeking to understand their culture and values in a way that allowed her to bring about lasting change. 

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The Gift of Knowledge — Wo Learning Champions

For students to fulfill their potential, our educators need to fulfill theirs. Private support of faculty helps create enriching learning opportunities for our educators, and builds leadership skills. When we encourage new ideas and energize teaching practices in the classroom, students succeed.

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