The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received a scholarship gift of $140,000 from Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies, including Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaiʻi Petroleum and Young Brothers, to help neighbor island students obtain an MBA. The scholarships will be awarded to students entering the 2014–2016 cohort of the Distance Learning Executive MBA program starting fall 2014, and will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi or Hawaiʻi Island and be a State of Hawaiʻi resident.
“Saltchuk is proud to support Hawaiʻi’s future by emphasizing education and leadership development initiatives,” said Young Brothers President Glenn Hong. “The Shidler College of Business Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides opportunities to neighbor island students with a quality program. Saltchuk is pleased to be able to provide funding to help further the education of Hawaiʻi’s future leaders.”
“I’m grateful to Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies for the continuous support of our neighbor island students enrolled in the Distance Learning EMBA program,” added Shidler College of Business Dean Vance Roley. “Since 2006, Saltchuk Resources Inc. and its Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies have given the Shidler College of Business a total of $530,000 in scholarships, affirming their commitment to developing future business leaders on the neighbor islands and supporting the communities they serve.”
The Distance Learning Executive MBA program
The Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides a unique hybrid approach to teaching that combines the Internet, state-of-the-art distance learning technology and traditional teaching methods.
The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on Oʻahu. The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees—all without leaving home.