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UH West Oʻahu Receives $2,500 Scholarship from Former Agents of the FBI Foundation

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen,
Public Relations and Marketing Department
Posted: Sep 26, 2008

Justice Administration Program students at UH West Oʻahu (UHWO) will soon benefit from a $2,500 scholarship donation by the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, awarded Thursday, Sept. 25, to provide financial assistance to qualified students pursuing a bachelor‘s degree with a concentration in justice administration.

The donation is part of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship Program awarded to a university‘s general scholarship fund with an expressed preference for law enforcement curriculum. UHWO is one of nine universities across the country to receive the $2,500 scholarship this year. The University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration with a concentration in justice administration, one of many four-year degree programs. Students pursuing this field of study learn to apply principles of justice administration to local, state and federal judicial systems.

"We are honored to accept this scholarship in support of the university‘s justice administration program," said UHWO Chancellor Gene Awakuni. "This scholarship will provide valuable financial assistance to our students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice and other related fields."

Chancellor Awakuni accepted the scholarship on behalf of UH West Oʻahu during the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Major Breakfast at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The breakfast was held as part of the 2008 National Convention of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

"It is a pleasure to present the J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship to the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu," said Chairman of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation Andrew Palumbo. "The trustees of the Foundation are confident that the scholarship will be well utilized to further the justice administration education goals of the University."

The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI is comprised of approximately 8,000 members who served with honor and in defense of the United States as FBI special agents. The organization was founded in 1937 to preserve the FBI heritage in the spirit of friendship, loyalty and goodwill and to aid and support the FBI. In 1957 the Society founded the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, dedicated to public welfare through alleviation of suffering and the advancement of science, education and cultural arts.

About UH West Oʻahu

Last fall, UH West Oʻahu became a four-year, comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen. The university offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. A new campus in the City of Kapolei is scheduled to serve students in spring 2011. For more information about UH West Oʻahu, visit or call 454-4700 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.

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