UH Hilo’s Whitney receives McVickar scholarship to study abroad

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

An environmental science major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo received the Gertrude E. McVickar Endowed Excellence Scholarship to study abroad.

Zoe Whitney, a junior from Makawao, Hawaiʻi, will use the scholarship to study at Uppsala University, Sweden, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The McVickar Endowed Excellence Scholarship was created in memory of Gertrude E. McVickar, who believed all students should be encouraged to participate in international exchange programs.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be a full-time student at UH Hilo, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and 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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