UH Hilo students awarded Gertrude E. McVickar Endowed Excellence Scholarship

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Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Three University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo students who graduated from Hawai╩╗i Island high schools have been awarded the Gertrude E. McVickar Endowed Excellence Scholarship for 2017-2018.

Lauren Mizuba, a junior linguistics major and graduate of Hilo High School, is currently attending Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan.

Vernon Warnock, a senior chemistry major and Hilo High School graduate, is also currently attending Seinan Gakuin University and will attend Rikkyo University in Tokyo during the spring 2018 semester.

Chrisovolandou Gronowski, a senior psychology major and chemistry minor, who graduated from Pahoa High and Intermediate School, is currently attending Anglo-American University in the Czech Republic.

The McVickar Endowed Excellence Scholarship was created in memory of Gertrude E. McVickar, who believed that all students should be encouraged to participate in international exchange programs. Students interested in applying must be a full-time student at UH Hilo, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, as well as have at least 24 completed credits from UH Hilo.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or uhhglobe@hawaii.edu.

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