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Kawabata receives National Garden Clubs scholarship

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Date: Monday, June 10, 2002
Contact: Dr. Jack K. Fujii, (808) 933-0850

For Immediate Release

A senior majoring in tropical horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo is the recipient of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. $3,500 scholarship for 2002-2003.

Andrea Kawabata, who is also pursuing a certificate in plant tissue culture, plans to graduate in Fall 2003 with a bachelor of science in agriculture, specializing in tropical horticulture. Post graduation, she plans on owning and operating a dendrobium orchid farm where she will propagate new varieties of dendrobiums.

Kawabata is the daughter of Ann and Howard Kawabata of Hilo. Each year the National Garden Clubs offers 32 scholarships nationwide to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in various fields of agriculture, horticulture or forestry.

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