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14 Seniors Awarded Filipino Chamber Scholarships

May 23, 2016, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated May 24, 2:04 PM
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2016 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation scholars. MFCF photo.

2016 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation scholars. MFCF photo.

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation will award scholarships to 14 graduating high school seniors and one student from the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Maui Culinary Academy.

The scholarships will be officially presented at the Maui Filipino Chamber’s annual Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards on June 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel.

“The scholars are all outstanding, having excelled academically and in extra-curricular community activities,” said Kit Zulueta, president of the foundation. “We thank our partners and those who helped us raise funds from our golf tournament last month for allowing this to happen.”

2016 Scholars

Charwin Kenneth Andaya will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Andaya will major in kinesiology at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He graduated from Maui High School. He is the son of Charwin Ganosa and Eden Andaya.

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Sherylynne Andrada will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Andrada will major in biology at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She graduated from Maui High School. She is the daughter of Manuel Andrada and Florgieli Andrada.

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Jamie Advincula will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez Scholarship Scholarship. Advincula will major in business-entrepreneurship/marketing at Brown University. She graduated from Maui Preparatory Academy. She the daughter of Juan and Dominga Advincula.

Alssie Marie Jean Casayuran will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Cozy Island Dental Scholarship. Casayuran will major in biology at Pacific University. She graduated from Maui High School. She is the daughter of Alfonso Casayuran Jr. and Jessebel Dolores Pajela Casayuran.

Thomas Takeo Macadangdang Hayashi will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Hayashi will major in environmental science, philosophy at Santa Clara University. He graduated from Seabury Hall. He is the son of Duane Takeo Hayashi and Agnes Macadangdang Hayashi.

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Kaylee K. Harmon will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Harmon will major in business management at Western Oregon University. She graduated from Lahainaluna High School. She is the daughter of Dennis and Michelle Harmon.

Alyssa Hernandez Sumibcay will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation. Hernandez Sumibcay will major in nursing at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School. She is the daughter of Joroel Sumibcay and Michaelline Hernandez.

Micah Leval will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito Sr. Scholarship. Leval will major in political economy at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He graduated from St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. He is the son of Randal and Joni Leval.

Nicole Kirsten Supnet Neilson will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Neilson will major in business at Saint Martin’s University. She graduated from St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. She is the daughter of Ray and Sarah Neilson.

Dean Omura will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Omura will major in mechanical engineering at University of Portland. He graduated from Lahainaluna High School. He is the son of Ulrich Kirkegaard and Nelde Okura Kirkegaard.

Tara-Ann Marie Pacubas will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez Scholarship. Pacubas will major in biological engineering at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She graduated from Maui High School. She is the daughter of Roland and Maria Carmela Pacubas.

Althea Mae Kaohu R. Pittman will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Pittman will major in computer science at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School. She is the daughter of Jeffrey Craig Pittman and Josie Rabang Pittman.

Joshua Kainoa Pulmano Schwartzlow will receive a $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship. Schwartzlow will attend Saint Martin’s University. He graduated from St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. He is the son of Karl and Ailene Schwartzlow.

Alyssa Michiko Yoshimura will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Antonio Fartan Ayson Family Scholarship. Yoshimura will major in education at University of Portland. She graduated from Maui High School. She is the daughter of Gary and Michele Yoshimura.

Jayford Agbyani will receive the $1,000 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Culinary Academy Scholarship. Agbayani has been enrolled in the Maui Culinary Arts Academy since the fall 2015 semester. He graduated from Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades in the Philippines in 2005.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com.

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai`i Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is the charitable and educational arm of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce. The Maui Filipino Chamber was established in 1994 and its mission is to promote, represent and advocate the interests of the business community in the County of Maui. The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation’s events include seminars and workshops, awarding of scholarships, the annual scholarship golf tournament, and the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival.

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