The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa received a gift of $150,000 for scholarships from Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies, which is comprised of Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaiʻi Petroleum, and Young Brothers. Since 2006, Saltchuk Resources, Inc. and its Saltchuk Hawaiʻi companies have donated approximately $680,000 in scholarships to the Shidler College of Business, affirming their commitment to developing future business leaders on the Neighbor Islands and supporting the communities they serve.
The scholarship gift will be used to help Neighbor Island students enrolled in the 2016–2018 Distance Learning Executive MBA program. The scholarship 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.
Distance Learning Executive MBA student A. Eunny Cook from Maui said, “I am sincerely grateful to Saltchuk Hawaiʻi Companies for their substantial scholarship. This scholarship has afforded all of us from the Neighbor Islands to come together and be part of this transformational experience.”
The 22-month 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 program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees—all without leaving their island.