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The Actus Lend Lease Outstanding Civil & Environmental Engineering Scholarship Fund Supports Academic Excellence

(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) - The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recently received a commitment through the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation for $30,800 from Actus Lend Lease, a community redevelopment firm in Hawaiʻi, to establish the Actus Lend Lease Outstanding Civil & Environmental Engineering Scholarship fund. The fund will be used to recruit and retain the "best and the brightest" of Hawaiʻi's students to study civil and environmental engineering at the COE.

"We are grateful to Actus Lend Lease for launching our Outstanding Scholar program with their generous contribution," said Ron Riggs, chairman of the COE's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. "The goal of this program is to encourage outstanding high school students to attend the University of Hawaiʻi and major in civil engineering. While we already graduate excellent engineers, an insufficient number of students are choosing civil engineering to meet the local demand. We hope to garner the support of other companies so that we can look forward to graduating a larger number of top-notch engineers entering the local workforce."

The annual scholarship fund will assist full-time students enrolled in the undergraduate program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the COE. The intent of the scholarship is to provide full tuition and a stipend to students throughout their four years of education. Students must meet established academic criteria.

Companies, organizations or individual donors who provide a four-year scholarship may sponsor a named scholarship or choose to endow a scholarship in perpetuity. Sponsoring companies may also choose to offer summer internships to scholars for more direct interaction between the sponsor and their scholarship student.

"We, at Actus Lend Lease, are proud to support the University of Hawaiʻi by sponsoring one of Hawaiʻi's 'best and brightest' students to study civil and environmental engineering," said Robert "Scotty" Scott, senior VP of construction. "Having won 50 years of continuous work in Hawaiʻi for the United States Air Force and Army, our commitment to the community and its people is essential to success."

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The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawaiʻi System. The mission of the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is to unite donors' passions with the University of Hawaiʻi’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawaiʻi and our future generations www.uhfoundation.org.

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