UH Hilo art student awarded the Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad Scholarship

Luana Zablan is studying art at the Anglo-American University in the Czech Republic.

Black and white photo of Luana Zablan.
Luana Zablan

A junior art major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received the 2015 Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $1000 for the fall semester.

Luana Zablan is a Kanu o ka ʻĀina alumna who carries a 3.7 grade point average at UH Hilo and is currently attending Anglo-American University in the Czech Republic. AAU is the oldest private university in Prague.

Audrey Furukawa
Audrey Furukawa

The Furukawa scholarship was created to provide a UH Hilo student with an opportunity to study abroad and begin their global education. Audrey Furukawa, founder of the scholarship, is a lifelong educator with 30-year career as an administrator and educator at UH Hilo. She served as the executive assistant to the chancellor under former UH Hilo chancellor Rose Tseng and is now retired.

The scholarship is available to full-time and classified UH Hilo students who have completed 24 college credits and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. The student studies abroad for at least one semester and must return to UH Hilo after completing the study abroad program.

Learn more about Study Abroad at UH Hilo at the Center for Global Exchange website.

Contribute to the Audrey S. Furukawa Scholarship Fund.