Art show “Through Our Eyes” raises $2,000 for Pride Legacy Scholarship

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Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Pride Hilo, a registered independent student organization at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College, raised $2,000 with an art show to benefit the newly established Pride Legacy Scholarship.

Over 200 people attended the “Through Our Eyes” show April 21 at Restaurant Kaikodo in downtown Hilo. A total of 57 donated works were displayed by 14 student-artists plus professionals Harinari Ormes, Zeke Israel and Arthur Johnsen.

The Pride Legacy Scholarship is the first scholarship in the UH System that specifically supports students who are willing to take leadership roles advocating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and equality in the UH community. The selected recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed a minimum of 24 credits if an undergraduate, or be working toward a graduate degree.

The scholarship fundraiser was made possible by the UH Student Equity Excellence and Diversity grant, UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Keith Miser, Out in Hawai`i, UH Foundation, Restaurant Kaikodo and the art show donors.

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