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Bartlett and Nanbu awarded Gertrude McVickar Study Abroad Scholarship

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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students received the Gertrude E. McVickar Study Abroad Scholarship of $1,000 each.

Heather Bartlett, a senior majoring in Economics, is studying at the University of Stirling, Scotland, for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Zachary Nanbu, a senior majoring in Linguistics, will study at Doshisha University, Japan, for the Spring 2016 semester.

The award is an endowed scholarship that honors the memory of McVickar by perpetuating her belief that an opportunity to be in an unfamiliar country and culture would lead to a more tolerant and peaceful world.

The Gertrude McVickar Scholarship is available to full-time and classified UH Hilo students who meet the following criteria:

• 24 completed college credits at time of departure
• 3.5 cumulative UH Hilo GPA or above
• Studying abroad for at least one semester to a pre-approved destination
• Recipient must return to UH Hilo upon completion of study abroad program

To help support future students from Hawai‘i to study abroad, or to learn more about the study abroad program, call UH Hilo’s Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7489 or visit

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