2018 UH Hilo Semester at Sea scholarship recipients

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students are recipients of the UH Hilo Semester at Sea scholarship to participate in the Fall 2018 voyage.

Naneaikealaula V. Thomas, an English major, Hawaiian Studies minor, and Chancellor’s Scholar, and Cody Pacheco, a Geography (Environmental Science) major, Hawaiian Studies minor, are both graduates of Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Campus.

The scholarship will cover 60 percent of the lowest cabin cost for each recipient. The program will embark on September 9 from Hamburg, Germany and disembark on December 23 in San Diego, California, where they will have traversed to 11 different countries and four different continents (Europe, Africa, Asia, North America).

The Semester at Sea Scholarship is available to full-time and classified UH Hilo students who meet the following criteria:

• Acceptance to Semester at Sea Program
• 3.0 UH Hilo GPA
• 24 completed college credits
• Financial need
• Excellent recommendation
• Preference to first-generation college students

To learn more about study abroad opportunities, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or visit www.hilo.hawaii.edu/studyabroad.

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