The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Hilo Branch awarded $8,000 in scholarships to six women attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and two attending Hawaiʻi Community College.
AAUW is a national organization that promotes equity and education for women and girls. For more than 65 years the Hilo Branch of AAUW has been assisting women and girls to achieve self-realization through education.
UH Hilo recipients
- Shantel Akau plans on becoming a registered nurse and hopes to earn a graduate degree in nursing and become an advanced practice registered nurse.
- Skye Narvaez will be graduating with her bachelors in communication and certificate in educational studies in fall 2019. Narvaez plans on pursuing a master’s and doctorate in education.
- Heather Padilla plans to become an English teacher with a certificate in creative writing.
- Ariana Dolan is pursuing a bachelor of science in agriculture specializing in animal science and is also obtaining a beekeeping certificate. She plans on pursuing a doctorate in veterinary science.
- Maya Goodoni has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies from UH Hilo and is currently enrolled in the tropical conservation biology and environmental science graduate program.
- Kailee Yoshimura is working on her bachelor of science in biology and hopes to continue to medical school and become a radiologist.
Hawaiʻi CC recipients
- Annalise Cogan will be earning her associate of science degree in nursing and wants to pursue a master of science degree so she can become a nurse educator.
- Annabelle Mufalli is enrolled in the architectural engineering and CAD (computer aided design) technology program and plans to continue her education at a four-year UH campus.
—From the AAUW Hilo Branch website