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UH Hilo S-STEM Program accepting applications

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Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. The S-STEM Program supports academically talented and highly motivated students from economically disadvantaged families to complete STEM degrees in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Natural Science, or Physics. The application deadline is March 9, 2018.

The S-STEM Program provides each scholar with a $20,000 scholarship for four years of their undergraduate studies (up to $5,000 per year) while they maintain a good academic standing in their STEM major. The program also integrates and expands existing educational services for STEM students at UH Hilo.

“We are very pleased with the success of our first three cohorts,” said Reni Ivanova, professor of mathematics, principal investigator and director of the program. “Our scholars are from different cultural and academic backgrounds and blend beautifully in an excellent learning `ohana. They share their enthusiasm, and strive for excellence and determination to make a difference in the world. We are very proud of our scholars’ progress and look forward to welcoming our next cohort in Fall 2018.”

For more information about eligibility requirements and an application form, visit or contact Terrilani Chong at 932-7094 or

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