UHHSA Hilo Ambassador

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Aloha Vulcans! The Hilo Ambassador program is active for this 2023-2024 school year!

The UHHSA Hilo Ambassador program grants UH Hilo student applicants an award with a discretionary amount of financial aid in the form of a travel stipend to present their academic work at an event or conference in line with their studies, or student group involvement. The travel stipend shall be limited to $500 for inter-island travel, $1,000 for continental travel, and $1,000 for foreign travel. Although stipends are not pay, it is still considered income to the recipient and could have an effect on the recipient's financial aid award. If an applicant receives financial aid, it is strongly recommended that they discuss what impact receiving a stipend may have on their financial aid award with a Financial Aid Counselor. Awardees may only receive one stipend, per academic year. There will be no reimbursement option offered.

Deadline & Application

In order for an application to be considered complete, all documents must be received by the Hilo Ambassador committee no later than the following deadlines:

  • Travel Dates in January-February 2024 due Friday, December 1st, 2023
  • Travel Dates in March 2024 due Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
  • Travel Dates in April 2024 due Friday, February 2nd, 2024
  • Travel Dates in May 2024 due Friday, March 1st, 2024
  • Purchases in June 2024 due Monday, April 1st, 2024

Please submit your request to our online application form. Any questions or inquiries can be emailed to uhhsaha@hawaii.edu.


  • Gemmy Alegre, DKICP Senator & Hilo Ambassador Committee Chairperson
  • Ethan Paguirigan, Student Organizations Coordinator & UHHSA Advisor
  • Matthew Kalahiki, Assistant Director of Campus Center & UHHSA Advisor