Hawai‘i Gas has been a long-time supporter of UH, providing scholarships to support UH community colleges' culinary programs since 2005.
With Hawai‘i’s hospitality and culinary industries hit hard by the pandemic, Hawai‘i Gas’ continued generosity is especially appreciated. Their funding provides ongoing scholarships for students pursuing degrees in culinary arts at Hawai‘i CC, Kapi‘olani CC, Kaua‘i CC, Leeward CC and UH Maui College.
“Being able to count on Hawai‘i Gas for these scholarships during such critical time is heartening,” said Erika Lacro, vice president for UH community colleges.
“Their support will go a long way to help our culinary students, particularly those who may have lost jobs or faced other challenges due to the economic downturn.”
“We are proud to support students and professionals who have a passion for culinary arts and continue to pursue their dreams, especially as we recover as a community,” Alicia Moy, president and CEO of Hawaiʻi Gas said. “Our hospitality and foodservice industries were hard hit and yet it is those very individuals who continue to inspire us through their perseverance.”
“Hawai‘i Gas’ generosity during this difficult time is a testament to how people look out for each other here in Hawai‘i,” said Lacro. “Even when the going gets tough.”