Hawaii State FCU Names 20 Recipients of Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program

July 18, 2018

HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) today announced the 20 student recipients of its Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program who received a combined $40,000 toward tuition at a university, college or trade school. This year marked an increase of five additional recipients who received a scholarship of $2,000 each.

Twelve of the 20 recipients will continue their education in Hawaii, while the remaining eight will attend schools across the U.S. Fourteen students are pursuing their undergraduate degree in various fields, including engineering, business, journalism and nursing, while four students are completing graduate studies in medicine, education and law.

The 2018 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship recipients are:

Chasyn Aipoalani, University of Portland
Elijah Bernardo-Flores, Chaminade University
Tara Correa, Honolulu Community College
Noah Cosson, Santa Clara University
Dylan De Pretto, Kapiolani Community College
Leanne Dunn, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Caylee Honda, University of Pennsylvania
Devan Iyomasa, Gonzaga University
Titus Kaleikini, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Tiare Kaopua, University of Southern California
Allyson Kuwana, University of San Francisco
Aaron Lieu, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Seika Matsuda, Kapiolani Community College
Dana Morita, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Wendy Naruse, Leeward Community College
Alana Nuuanu, University of Hawaii at West Oahu
Christina Pedro, Indiana University School of Medicine
Bryson Shishido, California Polytechnic State University
Brandon Veles, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ciara Welch, University of Hawaii at Manoa

“We were happy to be able to increase funding in 2018 to provide more students the much-needed financing to help offset their educational expenses,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Supporting education and investing in Hawaii’s youth have always been important to us, and we wish these 20 students the best as they strive to reach their dreams.”

Named for the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and a former Hawaii State FCU board member, Hawaii State FCU’s scholarship program has awarded more than $600,000 since 1996 to help students pursue their higher-education goals.

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