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Maui Filipino Chamber Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 13, 2015, 10:31 AM HST
* Updated May 14, 12:41 PM
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maui filipino chamber of commerceBy Maui Now Staff

The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation has announced that it will award scholarships to 12 graduating high school seniors and one Maui Culinary Academy student.

The scholarships will be officially presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards Banquet at Café O Lei at The Dunes Maui Lani.

“Each of the scholars excelled academically, received numerous awards and are very active in the community,” said Melen Agcolicol, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation. “They are a shining example of Maui’s future. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success. Thanks to the success of our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament under the chairmanship of Bill Ruidas and our many community partners, we increased the amount of scholarships awarded from last year.”

Scholarship Recipients

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Joanne Patricia Valvarez Engracio will receive the $2,000 as the top-ranked scholar in the form of the Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Renato & Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation Scholarship. She will major in international business at the University of San Francisco. The Maui High School student is the daughter of Nicanor Engracio and Lourdes Engracio.

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Chantelle Baclay will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in biology at Pacific University. The Lahainaluna High School student is the daughter of Ryan T. Baclay and Jacqueline L. Baclay.

Joy Dionicia Balinbin will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito Sr. Scholarship. She will major in sociology at Saint Mary’s College of California. The Seabury Hall student is the daughter of Marcia Balinbin.

Princess Jhoy Bonilla will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Island Cozy Dental Scholarship. She will major in nursing at Chaminade University of Hawaiʻi. The Baldwin High School student is the daughter of Elepisio Bonilla and Marylou Bonilla.

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Joyce Cebricos will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Megan, Meredith & Mallory Bagoyo Scholarship in Business. She will major in finance/criminology at The Ohio State University. The Maui High School student is the daughter of Danilo Agsalog and Jenifer Ann Agsalog.

Sophia Fredy will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Antonio Fartan Ayson Family Scholarship. She will major in communications at Arizona State University. Fredy attends Lahainaluna HS and is the daughter of Charles Fredy and ShaRon Fredy.

Jaclyn Gorman will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in animation at Chapman University. The Kamehameha Schools Maui student is the daughter of Terry Gorman and Terilynne Gorman.

Marella Idica will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in art (graphic design) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The Baldwin High School student is the daughter of Ruben Idica and Bety Idica.

Jaclyn May Quedding will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in nursing at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. The  Maui High School student is the daughter of Marlon Quedding and Marites Quedding.

Paris Nicole Sensano will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Pepito Ragasa Scholarship. She will major in biology at St. John’s University. The Maui High School student is the daughter of Albert Sensano and Bobbie Sensano.

Liana Kahealani Phillips Tanaka will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in biology and chemistry/pharmacy or optometry at Pacific University. The Maui High School student is the daughter of James Tanaka and Jennifer Phillips.

Dayna Mieko Yamasaki will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. She will major in business administration at the University of San Francisco. The Baldwin High School student is the daughter of Shane Yamasaki and Lani Yamasaki.

Mary Ann Ubaldo will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Culinary Academy Scholarship. She has been enrolled in the Culinary Arts Academy since the fall 2013 semester. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 2013.

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi Foundation is the charitable and educational arm of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, go online visit or contact Agcolicol at (808) 205.7981 or via email.

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