Congratulations to the 2014 CPS Grant and Scholarship Awardees

The Center for Philippine Studies of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to announce our grantees and scholarship awardees for 2014.  From all of us here at CPS, congratulations and mabuhay!

2014 Alfonso Yuchengco Endowment Fund

Dylan Beatty is an MA graduate student in Geography.  He will be traveling to the Philippine to conduct research on mapping and contestation in the Spratly Islands produced by the Philippine state.  This research will contribute to the completion of his MA thesis.

2014 Ligaya Fruto Endowment Fund

Jonathan Sawyer is a PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning.  He will be traveling to the Philippines to conduct research on disaster resettlement and resilience in the Bicol region on the island of Luzon.  The results of the field study will used towards Jonathan’s dissertational project.

2014 Corky Trinidad Scholarship Fund

The Corky Trinidad Scholarship was awarded to three graduate students.

Isabel Chew is an MA graduate student in Asian Studies.  She will be completing her MA thesis focusing on the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, Philippine nationalism, and Filipino diaspora in Hawai‘i.

Rusyan Jill Mamiit is a doctoral candidate in Natural Resources and Environment Management.  Her dissertation project focuses on assessing efficiency, sustainability, and social cohesiveness in the rice sector in the Philippines.

Aaron Rom Moralina is a doctoral candidate in History.  He will be traveling attending the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to study Bahasa Indonesia.

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