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Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Four students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad:

• Anayah Doi, a linguistics major, is studying at Hokkaido University in Japan

• Sequoia Marks, a kinesiology and mathematics double major, is studying at Rikkyo University in Japan

• Keith Nerida, a Japanese studies and computer science double major, is studying at Tokyo Gakugei University in Koganei, Japan

• Marleena Sheffield, a linguistics major who is also working toward a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate, is studying at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in South America

The Gilman scholarship program supports undergraduate students with high financial need and who are underrepresented in education abroad. This scholarship program provides the opportunity to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in a globally interdependent world.

For further information, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or email uhhglobe@hawaii.edu.


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