“I want to pass along my donors’ gifts to the community as I work toward preserving and sustaining our natural resources.” — Kaipo Perez
Scholarships can help the ocean and its creatures, too. That’s how Kaipo Perez III, who earned his BS in marine biology and a PhD in marine science at UH Mānoa, sees it.
Kaipo’s love for the ocean and all its inhabitants was nurtured from boyhood by his ‘ohana lawai‘a, or fishing family. He now shares his mana‘o, or knowledge, with the community as the ocean recreation specialist at Hanauma Bay. Kaipo says that his study at UH would not have been possible without scholarships, and he plans to keep paying it forward.
Thank you to our donors who help students like Kaipo make a difference in Hawai‘i and beyond.