HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) announced the 2017 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship winners today. Through the Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, 15 Hawaii students will receive a combined $30,000 toward tuition at a university, college or trade school. 459 applications were received and the top 15 recipients were selected based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities.
Nine of the 15 recipients will continue their education in Hawaii, while the remaining six will attend schools across the U.S., including Brown University, Lewis and Clark College and the University of Southern California.
The 2017 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship recipients are:
- Aja Grande – Brown University
- Andrew Ancheta II – Chaminade University
- Caitlin Steele – University of Southern California
- Caroline Lee – University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Eric Quang – University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Heather Kotok – University of Hawaii Maui College
- Heather Lynn – Washington State University
- Helam Baldomero – Weber State University
- Kayla Valdez – Lewis and Clark College
- Lexus Yamashiro – Kapiolani Community College
- Michelle Pii – Leeward Community College
- Olivia Uchima – University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Rebecca Kiili – University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Seaenna Correa-Garcia – California State University
- Zaneta Williams – University of Hawaii at West Oahu
“Education is a vital part of our community’s success. Over the past 20 years, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has invested in Hawaii’s youth through the Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, demonstrating our commitment to the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “We’re delighted to recognize the 2017 scholarship winners who will shape the future of Hawaii through the diverse fields that they pursue.”
Since 1996, Hawaii State FCU has awarded more than $540,000 through its scholarship program to help its members pursue their higher education goals.