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Fernandez Earl Scholarship

September 23, 2013
  • Cash Helman Made His Mom Three Promises

“The past four years of my life have been life-changing, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without scholarships. In 2006, I lost my mother to cancer at the age of 13. She was a high school math teacher, who always emphasized the importance of higher education. Before she passed, she made me promise her three things: to strive for the best, to love my family, and to complete my college education.

I am proud to say that I am now a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, holding my degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. With my new college degree, my desire and passion for assisting my community has only grown stronger. My education has already opened doors for me and I’m currently in American Samoa, interning with the National Park Service!

Upon my return to Hawaiʻi, I will continue to work with other local, state and federal environmental groups before pursuing graduate studies in Environmental Science.

No matter where I am in life, I will always look to my humble beginnings and the people who have helped me become the person I am today. Mahalo!”

—Cash Helman

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