UH Hilo renews Semester at Sea scholarship agreement

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Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) are marking this year’s 50th anniversary of the popular Semester at Sea (SAS) program by extending their scholarship agreement.

A renewal agreement was signed on Friday, January 17 by ISE/SAS Vice President Michael Zoll and UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Platz aboard the MV Explorer during a visit to Hilo. Under the open-ended agreement, UH Hilo and ISE plan to award a total of 10 scholarships each year.

Among the students receiving a scholarship for the current voyage is Kyle Davis, a student in the UH Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM). Davis will visit 16 cities and 12 countries around the world during his voyage.

Since 2009, 21 UH Hilo students have benefited from the program.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at (808) 932-7488 or visit: hilo.hawaii.edu/studyabroad.

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