CoBE Student receives tourism scholarship from Skål International

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:39pm by

The Skål International Hawaii Chapter has awarded a $1500 scholarship to CoBE senior Reynelson Martin Jr. This is the first time the scholarship has been awarded to a UH Hilo student.  He was nominated by Dr. Angela Fa‘anunu, Kitaro Watanabe Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tourism at the College of Business and Economics.


Thropp scholarship assists as Covid hits

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6:19pm by

Last year, the College of Business & Economics received a scholarship endowment from the estate of James P.D. Thropp, Jr.


College of Business and Economics Announces 2020 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 3:44am by


Beta Gamma Sigma, the premier business honor society, has inducted six  students from the College of Business and Economics. Membership in BGS is among the highest honors a student in a school of business can achieve.

CoBE faculty have a tradition of individually sponsoring students and covering students’ one-time membership and initiation costs.

Our 2020 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees are


Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma honors top performing students from business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). BGS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

CoBE Students awarded Certified Management Accountant scholarships

Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:36am by

Congratulations to CoBE accounting students Karen Basham, Jillian De Coite, Noel Jacob, Hana Jung-Okuda, Michelle Morris, Amber Nagata, and Aron Risley.

These students are recipients of CMA (Certified Management Accountant) scholarships from the Institute of Management Accountants. The CMA is one of the most respected accounting certifications in the profession.

Our students will have up to three years to complete all parts of the CMA exam for free. They will also have 2 -year free access to the online test bank materials to study for the exam.

$30,000 in summer money for CAFNRM and COBE students

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:44pm by

In a time rife with anxiety and uncertainty, CAFNRM and CoBE are giving our students a little something to help them stay on track or get ahead this summer. Students in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Management can get some help with expenses while taking summer courses at UH Hilo.

For CoBE Students

The first 8 students to register and pay for each summer course in CoBE will each get $200 that can be used toward living expenses. CoBE will offer 8 awards each for:
BUS 100 Intro to Business
BUS 110 Freshman Business Experience
ECON 130 Intro to Microeconomics
ECON 131 Intro to Macroeconomics
MGT 300 Management, Orgs, & Human Behavior
MGT 394 Strategic Leadership
MKT 310 Principles of Marketing
MKT 394 Retail & Distribution
QBA 394 Social Media & Text Analysis

For CAFNRM Students

The first 20 students to register and pay for AERS 101 Elementary Pilot Operations 1 or for AERS 102 Elementary Pilot Operations 2 will each get a $200 stipend.
The first 40 students to register for ANSC 141 Introduction to Animal Science will each get a $200 stipend.

About James P.D. Thropp, Jr.

The late James P.D. Thropp, Jr., BBA ’87, established scholarship funds benefiting students at his alma mater, UH Hilo. Thropp’s sister, Nancy Skelsey, says that the classes he took while a business student at UH Hilo provided him knowledge which he applied to his hobby: the stock market. Skelsey describes her brother as a smart, thoughtful and caring man who worked in the sugar industry throughout Hawai‘i as a soil agronomist.

“I know all the recipients will appreciate Jim’s scholarships and be inspired to study, work hard and hopefully all have good, full lives,” she said.


  • Awardees must be declared as pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in the college in which the course is offered, CAFNRM or CoBE respectively.
  • Awardees must have a minimum 2.0 college GPA. Students who do not have a college record must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
  • Awardees may receive up to two $200 stipends per summer term. For example, if a student is among the first 8 to register and pay for MGT 300 and for QBA 394, that student will receive $400 for the first term of summer session.
  • CoBE  awardees will be selected by the CoBE Student and Alumni Relations Committee. CAFNRM awardees will be selected by the CAFNRM Financial Aid Committee. Committee decisions are final.
  • Awards will be distributed after the refund date.
  • We will do our best to offer the listed courses. However courses may be changed or cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.