Two UH Hilo students awarded 2018 Semester at Sea scholarships, will travel the world this fall

The students will embark on their journey Sept. 9 from Hamburg, Germany, and disembark on Dec. 23 in San Diego, California. They will traverse 11 different countries and four different continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.

Cody Pacheco, Farrah-Marie Gomes, and Naneaikealaula Thomas. Students are holding certificates.
Left to right, Cody Pacheco, UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes, and Naneaikealaula Thomas. Courtesy photo.

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students are recipients of Semester at Sea scholarships to participate in the fall 2018 voyage.

Naneaikealaula V. Thomas, an English major, Hawaiian studies minor, and recipient of a chancellor’s scholarship (full tuition for four years), and Cody Pacheco, a geography and environmental science major, Hawaiian studies minor, are both graduates of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Campus.

The scholarship covers 60 percent of the lowest cabin cost for each recipient. The students will embark on their journey Sept. 9 from Hamburg, Germany, and disembark on Dec. 23 in San Diego, California. They will traverse 11 different countries and four different continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.

Map with dotted line showing trip.
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The Semester at Sea Scholarship is available to full-time and classified UH Hilo students who meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance to Semester at Sea Program
  • 3.0 UH Hilo GPA
  • 24 completed college credits
  • Financial need
  • Excellent recommendation
  • Preference to first-generation college students

To learn more about study abroad opportunities at UH Hilo, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange.

UH Hilo Stories will carry a story this fall about the students and their trip.

 

Media release.