University of Hawaii alumna Shirleyanne Chew establishes $100,000 scholarship at the Shidler College of Business

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-6902
Shidler College of Business
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
UH Foundation
Posted: Oct 30, 2007

HONOLULU - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business alumna Shirleyanne Chew recently established the Chew Jay Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. Her gift will be matched by funds from Jay Shidler‘s $25 million gift, increasing its total value to $100,000.

Chew said this scholarship was established to help students with full-time working parents. Chew attributes her success in the workplace to the support she received from her family enabling her to work and continue her education. "In Hawaiʻi, which has one of the largest percentage of working mothers, I was fortunate to have family to care for my children," said Chew. "With this support, my children never lacked the love and guidance they needed to grow into confident and successful adults. This scholarship is being established in appreciation of my family—Annie Jay Hee, and Cora, Joseph, Edwin, Elnora and
Alfred Jay."

The Chew scholarship endowment benefits local high school graduates who require financial support. Special preference will be given to students who have excellent oral and written skills, and exhibit personal initiative, family values and leadership.

The Chew Jay Family Endowed Scholarship Fund is the latest donation from Shirleyanne Chew. In September 2005, Chew established the $35,000 Hee Chew Family Endowed Scholarship fund to provide need-based support to full-time undergraduate students at the College.

Chew also served for many years on the Shidler College of Business Alumni Board and was key in developing such activities as the annual wine tasting. In 2005, she led alumni fundraising efforts to purchase tables, chairs and umbrellas to improve common areas for students.

"It is always heartwarming when our alums choose to honor a family member by investing in their alma mater," said V. Vance Roley, Dean of the Shidler College of Business. "Shirleyanne‘s investment in the College says a great deal about her family‘s value of education and the value she places on our institution.
I‘m truly grateful for her continuous support."

"Shirleyanne Chew‘s commitment to the Shidler College of Business goes much deeper than her gifts," said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw. "She has been personally involved at every level—as an alumna, advocate for education and now as a donor. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa greatly appreciates this support and the difference it makes in the educational opportunities we provide to our students."

Shirleyanne Chew received her MBA in 1972 from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

About the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Established in 1949 as the College of Business Administration, the College was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. The Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management education and is consistently ranked
among the nation's top 25 graduate schools for international business by U.S. News & World Report. Long recognized for its Asia-Pacific focus, the College is a professional school, offering a wide variety of degree, certificate and executive programs. The College places a strong emphasis on the development of management skills, entrepreneurship and the management of business information technology. The UH
Shidler College of Business is the only graduate program in the State of Hawai'i accredited by AACSB International. For more information, visit

About the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation

The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is an independent, university-related, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise private funds according to priorities determined by the academic leadership of the University of Hawaiʻi and approved by the Board of Regents. Founded in 1955, the Foundation provides
a full range of fund raising and alumni relations services for all 10 UH campuses. For more information on the Foundation, visit

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