Student Awardees


Photo shows Antonette Ramos during a ceremony on May 2012 (in between Dean Ned Shultz and Mrs. Hana Trinidad, widow of Corky Trinidad, Dr. Belinda Aquino, former CPS Director, UH Foundation CEO Donna Vucinich, Chancellor Virginia Shaw, and CPS Director Vina Lanzona)

Antonette is the first student to be granted the Corky Trinidad scholarship. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Ethnic Studies, and is leaving for Washington, D.C. for an internship at the Smithsonian Museum. While there, she intends to conduct research on the BIMAK community as a site for identity construction, or multiple identities as "Filipinos" and "Filipino-Americans."

Marie Joy Marfil

Another fresh grantee is Marie Jocelyn "Joy" Marfil, who is currently a Ph. D student in Music Composition at the University of Hawaii. Joy as she is known to her friends received a $2,000 grant from the Belinda A. Aquino International Philippine Studies Endowment in summer 2013. She went to Davao to study the indigenous music of the Mansaka. Joy obtained her Bachelor of Music (Cum Laude) and Master of Music in Composition at the University of the Philippines. As a recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Music Theory at the State University of New York.

The following is the list of fellowships and grants awarded to students over the past several years.

Corky Trinidad Scholarship Award
  • Marie Antonette A. Ramos, Ethnic Studies

    Belinda A. Aquino Philippine Studies Award

  • Marie Jocelyn Marfil, Music

    Alfonso Yuchengco Award

  • Froilan Fabro, Music
  • Michael Garner, Asian Studies
  • Mathew Nelson, Language Studies
  • Cecilia Noble, Sociology
  • Jan Vincent Toledo, Asian Studies

    Ligaya Fruto Award

  • Stephen Acabado, Anthropology
  • Elena Clariza, Asian Studies
  • Bernard Ellorin, Music
  • Charissa Fabia, Religion
  • Miguel Llora, American Studies

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