Two UH Hilo students receive full university scholarships

Among a cohort of 30 recipients, UH Hilo students Rebekah Loving and Kyle Frazier are honored at the 2015 UH Regents and Presidential Scholarship Awards Dinner. 

Randolph Moore, Rebekah Loving, and David Lassner, Loving holds certificate. All have lei.
BOR Chair Randolph Moore (l) and UH President David Lassner (r) stand with recipient Rebekah Loving at the awards dinner. Courtesy photo.

Thirty outstanding University of Hawaiʻi students were recently honored at the 2015 Regents and Presidential Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Among this year’s scholarship recipients is home school graduate Rebekah Loving, who plans to study computer science at UH Hilo. Loving was designated as the inaugural Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholar for Academic Excellence. Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study.

Kyle Frazier, a junior at UH Hilo majoring in pre-veterinary animal science, received a 2015 Presidential Scholarship. Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study.

All scholars receive $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.

“The Regents and Presidential Scholars are the best Hawaiʻi has to offer,” says Randolph Moore, chair of the UH Board of Regents. “Keep them here. Have them inspire others as well as themselves, absorbing all the university has to offer. Find their passion and pursue it. Go forth and make Hawaiʻi a better place.”

The UH Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships in 1986 to support students with a record of outstanding achievement at any UH campus.

Regents Scholars

  • Jarek Garcia, Hanalani
  • Caleb Hsu, Kaiser
  • Aditya Kumar, UH Lab School
  • Jenise Lam, Kaiser
  • Victoria Lee, Sacred Hearts Academy
  • Rebekah Loving, Home School
  • Lauren Muraoka, Hanalani
  • Tyler Myers, Waialua
  • Max Nakamoto, Pearl City
  • Annie Nguyen, Pearl City
  • Alex Noveloso, Mililani
  • Tyler Okunami, Punahou
  • Ciarra-Lynn Parinas, Kamehameha-Hawai‘i
  • Vasant Patwardhan, Hanalani
  • Kevin Pham, Kaiser
  • Charissa Tan, Mid Pacific Institute
  • Sasha Yamada, Kahuku
  • Sabrina Young, Kaiser
  • Yi Yu, Roosevelt
  • Eryn Yuasa, Moanalua

Presidential Scholars

  • Geryll Anthony Agno, Leeward CC
  • Eli Cintron, Leeward CC
  • Kyle Frazier, UH Hilo
  • Sai Furukawa, Maui College
  • Catherine Gardiner, Kapi‘olani CC
  • Lorie Ann Mangay-Ayam, UH Mānoa
  • Scott Nishihara, UH Mānoa
  • Sean Saito, UH Mānoa
  • Coralyn Sunico, Leeward CC
  • Caylee Yamamoto, UH Mānoa
  • Kelly Zheng, UH Mānoa

PHOTOS: 2015 Regents and Presidential Scholarship Awards Dinner

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