UH Hilo 2021-2022 Chancellor’s Scholars named

The award is valued in excess of $29,300 covering four years of tuition for recipients.

Words: University of Hawaii, Malamalama, Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka PonoTwelve students from public and private high schools in Hawaiʻi have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

“I am pleased to see such a strong group of chancellor’s scholars planning to attend UH Hilo this fall,” says Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. “I am looking forward to meeting them and hearing of their accomplishments as students and scholars.”

The 2021-2022 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients and their respective high schools include:

  • Kahoiwai Arce, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
  • Rosemary Beardan, Waiakea High School
  • Kiara Clear, Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts and Science
  • Mia Dahl, Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts and Science
  • Sandy Galvez, Kea‘au High School
  • Aion Kaneko, Hilo High School
  • Aleah Kay, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
  • Tianna Lopez, Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Janna Panganiban, Waipahu High School
  • Alexis Provencal, Kalaheo High School
  • Kaitlyn Purdy, Lāna‘i High and Elementary School
  • Angel Wood, Konawaena High School

The award, valued in excess of $29,300, covers four years of tuition for students graduating from a Hawaiʻi high school who earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher while demonstrating leadership and/or community service.

All chancellor scholars are required to enroll as full-time students, and earn a minimum of 30 credits each academic year. They must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and participate in leadership activities and/or community services with other chancellor scholars.