In the Community

$18,500 in Scholarships Awarded

June 20, 2016

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is helping eight deserving high school seniors take their first important step towards their future goals with a scholarship to a two- or four-year institute of higher learning in the coming school year.  The graduates were selected from a field of applicants from 15 Big Island High Schools.  Seven of the scholarships are named after a volunteer or a manager who made significant contributions to Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.

  • The $18,500 will be shared among the following recipients:

  • The John Y. Iwane Scholarship was presented to Luigi Remo, a graduate of Kealakehe High School.  Luigi plans to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering.

  • The Peter T. Hirata Scholarship was awarded to Honu Tea O Te Rai Akau-Nguyen of Hawaii Preparatory Academy who plans to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse.

  • The Albert Akana Scholarship was presented to Abcde Matias of Waiakea High School.  Abcde plans to pursue a career in Psychology.

  • The Katsumasa Tomita Scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Uhlmann of St. Joseph Junior/High School.  Jonathan plans to pursue a career in Computer Science.

  • The Frank Ishii Scholarship was presented to Lauren Villafuerte of Honokaa High School who will be pursuing a career in the Bio Engineering/Bio Medical Engineering field.

  • The Mitsugi Inaba Scholarship was awarded to Daylen Calicdan of Kamehameha Schools Hawaii who plans to pursue studies in Art, Architecture and Design.

  • The Michael Asam Scholarship was presented to Brianna Halliwell of Konawaena High School.  Brianna plans to pursue a career as a Pharmacist.

  • The Student Credit Union Scholarship was awarded to Yuki Zbytovsky of Kohala High School.  Yuki plans to pursue a business career in Marketing & Management.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union wholly owned by its member/owners and the financial institution has branches in Honoka`a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; investment services; money-saving programs and more. It sponsors Student Credit Unions at Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena high schools, Children’s Savings Projects at elementary schools from Pa`auilo to Ho`okena and supports numerous Island of Hawaii programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all island residents.

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