Four UH Hilo students awarded national study abroad scholarship

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Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Four students at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to study abroad for 2019-2020.

Shawna Smith and Polina Kozinskiy, Business Administration majors, were each awarded $2,000 to study in New Zealand. Smith is studying at Victoria University in Wellington, while Kozinskiy is studying at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.

Lilia Anderson-Murray, a Marine Science major, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship and will spend her semester at James Cook University in Australia.

Sienna Wareham, a Business Administration major, received a $5,000 scholarship and will spend a year abroad in Asia, starting in South Korea at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Education and Exchange at 932-7488 or email

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