Hilo AAUW presents its annual scholarships
The Hilo Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships to University of Hawaii at Hilo students.
“These scholarship winners represent women born in four different decades: Noriko Sato, Debra Cannoles, Evelina Kocharov and Kristy Lungo,” said AAUW spokeswoman Elizabeth Hansen. “They have earned academic excellence in an impressive breadth of fields.”
Sato will complete a degree in linguistics with particular interest in teaching languages to native “Hawaiian Creole English” (aka pidgin) speakers. Cannoles is double majoring in accounting and business administration, with a minor in agriculture, to meet her entrepreneurial goals. Kocharov plans to use her nursing degree to serve the elderly and/or disabled. Lungo, a former Marine, is pursuing, ultimately, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with focus on both PTSD and schizophrenia.
AAUW encourages all women enrolled at UHH, with third-year status or higher in the academic year for which they are applying, to investigate AAUW scholarships at the organization’s website: http://sites.google.com/site/hilobranchaauw/uhh-scholarship/home.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. If you hold an associate or equivalent bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you are invited to join AAUW. Email email@example.com for more information.
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