Hawaii State FCU Awards $80,000 in Scholarships to Hawaii Students

July 22, 2019

HONOLULUHawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), Hawaii’s largest credit union lender with nearly 110,000 members on Oahu and Maui, today announced the 20 recipients of its Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program who received a combined total of $80,000 in scholarships. The students were awarded $4,000 each to go toward their tuition at an accredited university, college or trade/vocational school for the 2019-2020 school year.

“For the second consecutive year, we doubled our scholarship funding to support Hawaii’s students and help them achieve their academic and professional goals,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Whether it’s through our annual teacher grant program or our student scholarship program, Hawaii State FCU remains committed to helping our keiki succeed. We wish these 20 scholarship recipients all the best as they continue on their academic journey.”

The scholarship recipients were selected based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities. This year, 10 recipients are incoming freshmen, eight are returning undergraduates and two recipients are attending graduate school. The following is a list of the 2019 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program recipients who attended both public and private high schools on Oahu and Maui:

Tarah Aniya, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Arianna Bow, Bowdoin College
Anna Chen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Candace Choe, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Haley Evile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kara-Dawn Iwamoto-Skelton, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mari Kotani, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Jasmyn Lave, Leeward Community College
Kashies Lee, University of Hawaii at West Oahu
Justin Loi, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Leah Madella, Pacific University
Eugene Marquez, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Chianti Motta, Pacific University
Riley Nakasone, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Wendy Naruse, Leeward Community College
Brandon Ragasa, University of San Francisco
Tanner Souza, Arizona State University
Kylie Tangonan, Barnard College of Columbia University
Kylie Watson, Lincoln Memorial University of Veterinary Medicine
Jiaying Yang, Yale University

The Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program honors the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and former Hawaii State FCU board member. Since 1996, Hawaii State FCU has awarded nearly $700,000 in scholarships to help Hawaii’s students pursue their higher education goals.

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