2020–2021 UH Hilo’s 'Inspired' Scholars

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The Inspired by You Scholarship at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo gives students the chance to share their story of how they're inspired by the ʻĀina, 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 ‘Āina Scholarship Awards

Winner

Poailani Kauhane
Poailani Kauhane
Poailani Kauhane
Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School
Oʻahu
Hawaiian Studies

Runner-Up

Bronwyn Kay
Bronwyn Kay
Bronwyn Kay
Seattle University
Kauaʻi
Environmental Science

2020-2021 Inspired by the ‘Āina Finalists

Renz Vrazen Acosta
Pāhoa High & Intermediate School
Hawaiʻi
Biology
Kamualiʻi Estrada
Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School
Oʻahu
Hawaiian Studies
Michael Fisher
Kaimukī Christian School
Oʻahu
Agriculture
Zayden Hora
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
Marine Science

Inspired by Discovery Scholarship Awards

Winner

Kellan Chan
Kellan Chan
Kellan Chan
Mililani High School
Oʻahu
Agriculture

Runner-Up

Charles Pakiz
Charles Pakiz
Charles Pakiz
Cretin-Derham Hall
Minnesota
Marine Science

2020-2021 Inspired by Discovery Finalists

Katina Gronowski
Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Science
Hawaiʻi
General Undeclared
Isabel Kim
Auburn Riverside High School
Washington
Biology
Olivia Miller
Bozeman High School
Montana
Marine Science
Elizabeth Peters
Rye Senior High School
Colorado
Marine Science

Inspired by Innovation Scholarship Awards

Winner

Bailey-Ann Lee
Bailey-Ann Lee
Bailey-Ann Lee
Pāhoa High & Intermediate School
Hawaiʻi
Chemistry

Runner-Up

Taylor Barongan
Taylor Barongan
Taylor Barongan
Connections Public Charter School
Hawaiʻi
Psychology

2020-2021 Inspired by Innovation Finalists

Jaden Kapali
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Kauaʻi
Computer Science
Ryoko Natt
Abeka Academy
Arizona
Performing Arts
Chloe Teramoto
Waiākea High School
Hawaiʻi
Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Haylee Willie
Corona High School
California
Psychology

Inspired by Each Other Scholarship Awards

Winner

Pohakukumupaakaunaoe Galdeira
Pohakukumupaakaunaoe Galdeira
Pohakukumupaakaunaoe Galdeira
Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
General Undeclared

Runner-Up

Neve Sherie Enriquez
Neve Sherie Enriquez
Neve Sherie Enriquez
Waiākea High School
Hawaiʻi
Exploratory Health Sciences

2020-2021 Inspired by Each Other Finalists

Maliah Ababa
Kaʻū High School
Hawaiʻi
Exploratory Health Sciences
Brisa Armendariz
Quest High School
Texas
Exploratory Health Sciences
Emma Jane DeGuair
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Oʻahu
Exploratory Health Sciences
Nalu Nakamura
King Kekaulike High School
Maui
General Undeclared

Inspired by You Scholarship Awards

2020-2021 Inspired by You Finalists

Tehani Kekahuna
Pāhoa High & Intermediate School
Hawaiʻi
Business Administration
Katelyn Onzuka
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Oʻahu
Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Russell-Jearuss Ronolo
Waiʻanae High School
Oʻahu
Exploratory Health Sciences
Arjun Thompson
Kealakehe High School
Hawaiʻi
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