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A Message from Aurora Tsai

August 13, 2013

Aloha!  My name is Aurora Tsai. 

I am a master’s degree student in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) at UH Mānoa.

We students are required to conduct research to add to our field and to fulfill our degree requirements. As a result, funds dedicated to research support are in high demand at our college. 

Last fall, funding from the Carr-Holmes Fund gave me the financial resources I needed to conduct research, critical to the completion of my studies in the field of Second Languages, and participate in the Second Language Research Forum at Carnegie Mellon University. This opportunity opened many doors for me! 

At the conference I gained invaluable support, advice, and encouragement from a huge network of researchers. I connected with many people interested in my research and with whom I may collaborate in the future. 

All of this was possible because of the Carr-Holmes Scholarship.

I plan to graduate this December and continue pursuing research in the field of applied linguistics.

A big mahalo to the donors who help graduate students like me with their research!

Aurora Tsai

If you would like to learn how you can support UH students and programs like this, please contact us at 808 376-7800 or send us a message.