UH Hilo students receive international scholarships to study abroad

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Four students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo received the Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the upcoming academic year.

Asia Helfrich, an English major, received $2,500 to study at Uppsala University, Sweden, for the fall 2018 semester.

Mikiala De Mello-Miller, an art major, will study at Josai International University, Japan, for 2018-2019. She received a $3,000 award.

Kayla Cook received $3,000 and will study at Virje University, Netherlands, for 2018-2019. She is a gender women’s studies major.

Amy Odaira, who is majoring in biology with minors in computer science and Japanese studies, received $2,500 and will study at Uppsala University, Sweden, in fall 2018, and at Doshisha University, Japan, for spring 2019.

The Gilman Scholarship program supports undergraduate students with financial need and who are underrepresented in education abroad.

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

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