Anderson-Murray, Valdez receive study abroad scholarships from UH Hilo

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Two students attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo are recipients of the Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad Scholarship for Fall 2019.

Lilia Anderson-Murray is currently attending James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. She is a marine science major, communication minor and a graduate of Kailua High School on Oʻahu.

Jessica Valdez, a graduate of Hilo High School, will be attending the University of Birmingham in England where she will take courses to complement her psychology major and philosophy minor.

The ASF Study Abroad Scholarship provides UH Hilo students with the opportunity to study abroad and begin their global education journey. Recipients must have a minimum 3.2 GPA with preference given to Hawaiʻi high school graduates.

To help support future students from Hawaiʻi to study abroad, or to learn more about the study abroad program, call UH Hilo’s Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or visit

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