Three Graduates Receive Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship
By Wendy Osher
Three recent high school graduates in Maui County were selected for a new round of scholarships issued by the Josh Jerman Foundation.
Each year, the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship program provides financial assistance to college bound seniors who plan to pursue full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university.
This year’s recipients include Tyler Pascua of Lānaʻi High School, Takayoshi Tsutsui of Seabury Hall and Nash Wuthrich of Baldwin High School.
Each are the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award.
According to the announcement, Pascua will be attending University of Nevada-Las Vegas where she plans to study nursing.
Pascua, who has goals of becoming a neonatal nurse, was also the first student from Lānaʻi to be selected for the prestigious Gates Millenium Scholarship Award.
Tsutsui will reportedly be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., with plans to major in mechanical engineering.
“As an international student living in the US, it was difficult to find scholarships that I qualified for — since I was not a citizen of the US, nor did I live in Japan,” said Tsutsui in a press release statement. He expressed gratitude for the funds and went on to say the scholarship, “will give my hard-working parents in Japan a little ease.”
Wuthrich will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where he will pursue a degree in computer science, the announcement said.
To date, the program has awarded a total of more than $32,000 in scholarships to 32 Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi high school seniors, “who have displayed a passion for returning to Maui County after college to contribute to the local economy.”
Josh Jerman, who established the fund, is a realtor with Hawaii Life Real Estate in Wailea on Maui.
“This year’s scholarship recipients are exceptionally talented individuals with inspiring goals and a positive vision for Maui County. Our community will surely benefit from them in the future,” said Jerman in announcing the scholarship awards.