2019ÔÇô2020 UH HiloÔÇÖs 'Inspired' Scholars

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The Inspired by You Scholarship at the University of Hawai╩╗i Hilo gives students the chance to share their story of how they're inspired by the ╩╗─Çina, Discovery, Innovation, and Each Other. Finalists in each category of inspiration will receive a one-time $500 award; Runner-Ups will receive a $500 award renewable for four years (total value $2,000); and our overall Winners will receive a $2,500 award, renewable for four years (total value $10,000). The UH Hilo Admissions Office is proud to announce our recipients below.

Inspired by the ÔÇś─Çina Scholarship Awards

Winner

Tia Kuali╩╗i
Tia Kuali╩╗i
Tia Kuali╩╗i
Wai─ükea High School
Hilo, Hawai╩╗i
Hawaiian Studies

Runner-Up

Micah Pascua
Micah Pascua
Micah Pascua
Kamehameha Schools Kap─ülama
Hanapepe, Kaua╩╗i
Hawaiian Studies

2019-2020 Inspired by the ÔÇś─Çina Finalists

Lynneva Carroll
West Valley High School
Fairbanks, Alaska
General Undeclared
Mackenzie Connolly
Brighton High School
Salt Lake City, Utah
General Undeclared
Sophia Dent
Academy Our Lady of Peace
La Mesa, California
Exploratory Health Science
Rayna Gallegos
Homeschool
Waikoloa, Hawai╩╗i
Biology
Kit Neikirk
Connections Public Charter School
Kurtistown, Hawai╩╗i
General Undeclared
Lexa Ora╩╗a
Lahainaluna High School
Lahaina, Maui
Agriculture

Inspired by Discovery Scholarship Awards

Winner

Kelly Munro
Kelly Munro
Kelly Munro
Sunset High School
Portland, Oregon
Biology

Runner-Up

Maverick Akana
Maverick Akana
Maverick Akana
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Makawao, Maui
Hawaiian Studies

2019-2020 Inspired by Discovery Finalists

Heather Kekahuna
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu, O╩╗ahu
Exploratory Health Science
Adrienne Penix
Mountain View High School
Mountain View, California
Marine Science
Mia Rosa
Thomas Jefferson High School
Federal Way, Washington
Exploratory Health Science
Lauren Szeto
Academy of Science & Technology
Harrington Park, New Jersey
Chemistry
Kanaikoa Tolentino
Kamehameha Schools Kap─ülama
Honoka╩╗a, Hawai╩╗i
Kinesiology
Lorenzo Villela
La Jolla High School
La Jolla, California
Marine

Inspired by Innovation Scholarship Awards

Winner

Taylor Eleola
Taylor Eleola
Taylor Eleola
Hawai╩╗i Baptist Academy
Kapolei, O╩╗ahu
Chemistry

Runner-Up

Alohi Akina
Alohi Akina
Alohi Akina
Kamehameha Schools Hawai╩╗i
Kea╩╗au, Hawai╩╗i
General Undeclared

2019-2020 Inspired by Innovation Finalists

Kapaia╩╗alaopuna Earle
Kapi╩╗olani Community College
Honolulu, O╩╗ahu
Hawaiian Studies
Stephanie Hake
Wahkiakum High School
Cathlamet, Washington
Exploratory Health Science
Kennedy Hanohano
St. Andrew's Priory School
Wai╩╗anae, O╩╗ahu
Exploratory Health Science
Devin Jose
Kamehameha Schools Hawai╩╗i
Kea╩╗au, Hawai╩╗i
Anthropology
Sydney Lewis
Lewis Palmer High School
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Marine Science
Shannon Purdy
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Makawao, Maui
Hawaiian Studies

Inspired by Each Other Scholarship Awards

Winner

Kit Neikirk
Kit Neikirk
Kit Neikirk
Connections Public Charter School
Kurtistown, Hawai╩╗i
General Undeclared

Runner-Up

Nanea Wall
Nanea Wall
Nanea Wall
Konawaena High School
Kealakekua, Hawai╩╗i
Agriculture

2019-2020 Inspired by Each Other Finalists

Anya Amaral
King Kekaulike High School
Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Studies
Vanessa Chavez
UH Maui College
Kahului, Maui
Exploratory Health Science
Cade Cowan
Pagosa Springs High School
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Marine Science
Rachel Goblet
Kea╩╗au High School
Pahoa, Hawai╩╗i
General Undeclared
Katrina Rabang
Maui High School
Kihei, Maui
General Undeclared
Desteney Tili
Wai╩╗anae High School
Wai╩╗anae, O╩╗ahu
Business Administration

Inspired by You Scholarship Awards

2019-2020 Inspired by You Finalists

Chelsea Anne Agpaoa
P─ühoa High School
P─ühoa, Hawai╩╗i
Psychology
Kahanu Cuban
Kamehameha Schools Kap─ülama
Hau╩╗ula, O╩╗ahu
Hawaiian Studies
Abeba Holt
Haleakala Waldorf School
Ha╩╗ik┼ź, Maui
Psychology
Andie Van Horn
Woodcreek High School
Roseville, California
Marine Science
Lexis Kalawe
Kamehameha Schools Kap─ülama
Kaunakakai, Moloka╩╗i
Agriculture
Jaslinn Kamaka-Mauhili
Kamehameha Schools Hawai╩╗i
Kailua-Kona, Hawai╩╗i
Business Administration
Jenelyn Lagua
Kapi╩╗olani Community College
Waipahu, O╩╗ahu
Kinesiology
Ginette Lolagne
Windward Community College
Kailua, O╩╗ahu
Accounting
Sophia Rodriguez
Kapa╩╗a High School
Kapa╩╗a, Kaua╩╗i
Agriculture
Summer Sagoonick
Frank A. Degnan High School
Unalakleet, Alaska
Marine Science
Jena Shidaki
Kapi╩╗olani Community College
Honolulu, O╩╗ahu
Communication
Linh Waddell
Hawai╩╗i Community College
Kea╩╗au, Hawai╩╗i
Psychology