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UH Hilo announces 2012 Chancellor Scholarship recipients

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo announced today that 19 students from public, private, and charter schools in Hawai‘i will receive a 2012 Chancellor Scholarship valued at $23,520 and covering four years of tuition.

The 2012 recipients are a diverse groups of students comprised of 10 women and 9 men from the islands of Hawai‘i (9), O‘ahu (6) and Maui (4) who were selected from more than 90 applicants.

The 2012 Chancellor Scholarship recipients and their respective high schools are as follows:

  • Jenna Burns, Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hawai‘i
  • Kobie Clarke, Hilo High School, Hawai‘i
  • Theodore DeRego, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i
  • Ashley Fukuchi, Moanalua High School, O‘ahu
  • Alexander Guerrero, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Maui
  • Richard Hernandez, Damien Memorial High School, O‘ahu
  • Tyler Hirokawa, Hilo High School, Hawai‘i
  • Casey Jones, Kapolei High School, O‘ahu
  • Johann Kuipers, Hilo High School, Hawai‘i
  • Kate Malasig, W.R. Farrington High School, O‘ahu
  • Jamie Ouye, Hilo High School, Hawai‘i
  • Kara Paulachak, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • Koa Rodrigues, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Maui
  • Dillon Tacdol, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Maui
  • Michelle Uchida, Sacred Hearts Academy High School, O‘ahu
  • Jasmine Venegas, Waiakea High School, Hawai‘i
  • Donald Waner, Lanakila Baptist High School, O‘ahu
  • Bailey Wooldridge, Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hawai‘i
  • Jenna Yanos, Maui High School, Maui

“This is an impressive class of students whose academic achievements, dedication and leadership qualities are outstanding,” said UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney. “We believe their decision to attend UH Hilo will benefit the entire university as well as their own personal and professional development.”

UH Hilo Chancellor Scholarship recipients have graduated from a Hawai‘i high school with either a grade point average of at least 3.5, a combined 1800 SAT (reading, writing, math) or a composite score of 27 on the ACT, while demonstrating leadership and/or community service.  The 2012 cohort has an average high school GPA of 3.83, with four students scoring 4.0 or better. The average SAT scores for reading, math and writing were 622, 607 and 560 respectively.

Chancellor Scholarship recipients are required to enroll as full-time students at UH Hilo, stay enrolled continuously, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and participate in leadership activities and/or community service.