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Motivation Opens Doors

  • Denis Isono (far right) with the CPB Foundation Rising Scholars

For 50 years, the College Opportunities Program (COP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an alternative pathway for for approximately 3,800 Hawaiʻi students who had the drive to enter university but may not have met the minimum requirements.

Two Students Begin Global Adventure

  • Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students were awarded the Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad Scholarship for fall 2019. The scholarship was created to provide UH Hilo students with an opportunity to begin their global education.

Making good on a promise

  • Chi and his family with the Learning Centers current tutors
  • Chanh Chi, who was a tutor at the Learning Center 25 years ago

A decades old promise has turned into a donation to the Hawai‘i Community College Learning Center.

Learning by Doing

  • SURE students volunteer at Lyon Arboretum
  • SURE students volunteer at Lyon Arboretum
  • SURE students volunteer at Lyon Arboretum
  • Native Hawaii bird at Lyon Arboretum

Undergraduate students got hands-on experience in community engagement at Lyon Arboretum as part of UH Mānoa’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

Students win UH Regents, Presidential Scholarships

  • UH President David Lassner and UH Board of Regents Chair Benjamin Kudo with the 2019 Regents and Presidential Scholarship winners.

Thirty promising high school and college students were honored on July 18, as the 2019 University of Hawaiʻi Regents and Presidential Scholars during an awards ceremony at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom. The scholarship program was created in 1987 and has attracted some of Hawaiʻi’s best and brightest.

Serving our Community: Richard Wacker Elected Board Chair

  • Richard Wacker, president and CEO of American Savings Bank

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is delighted to announce that Richard Wacker, president and CEO of American Savings Bank, has been elected to serve as chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Wacker joined the board in 2011 and most recently served as vice chair.

Sending grad students into the blue

  • Coconut Island

The Peter Castro HIMB Graduate Student Travel Support Endowed Fund will subsidize graduate students’ travel to conferences abroad so future researchers will have opportunities Castro missed.

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Event Photos

UH West O‘ahu
Scholarship Luncheon

William S. Richardson School of Law
Clinical Building Dedication 

UH Mānoa
Fall Dan & Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals

Gift Announcements

Former HEI Executive Bob Clarke establishes $100,000 scholarship endowment at Shidler

Visitor industry leader Keith Vieira donates $1 million to Shidler College for scholarships

$3.6 Million Gift from Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation supports Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head

Y. Hata & Co. gratefully gives back to Culinary Institute

The Gary O. Galiher Hawaii Foundation makes $500,000 Gift to UH Law School

Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i Medical Student Scholarship and MD Student Training Expansion

Northwestern Mutual Hawai‘i creates $50,000 scholarship at Shidler College

Hawaiian Electric supports science and engineering students with $50,000 gift

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