University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
October 7, 1999
Contact: Sheryl E. Nojima, assistant dean, College of Engineering, phone
956-8404; fax 956-2291
|SSFM offers College of Engineering scholarships|
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Engineering recently received a $10,000 scholarship award from SSFM Engineers, Inc., in commemoration of the company's 40th anniversary. Beginning this school year, the program will award multi-year scholarships of $2,500 per year to incoming civil engineering freshmen.
"We are proud to announce that SSFM Engineers will award four scholarships this year," says Mike Matsumoto, president of SSFM Engineers. "SSFM recognizes the role that the College of Engineering plays in the local community in preparing new engineers, and we are proud to be a part of this program."
SSFM Engineers awarded a four-year scholarship to Jamie Chong, a three-year scholarship to Christopher Rothschild, a two-year scholarship to Elliot Taniguchi and a one-year scholarship to Bo Ng.
"This is the largest scholarship program that the College of Engineering has received," says Assistant Dean Sheryl Nojima, who coordinates the program. "The University is fortunate to have a local engineering firm like SSFM Engineers offer this generous scholarship award. Commitments from local companies such as this will help our students prepare for the future of the state of Hawai'i."
SSFM Engineers was founded 40 years ago by Don Shimazu and Roy Shimabukuro.
Former University of Hawai'i President Fujio Matsuda was a partner in the
firm before becoming the state's second director of transportation. The
firm employs more than 50 people providing project management, structural
engineering, civil engineering, planning and construction management services.
The company is located at 501 Sumner Street, Honolulu, and has offices on
Maui and Hawai'i and in the Commonwealth of Saipan.