Shidler College awards 290 scholarships totaling $1.2 million for 2015-2016

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Unyong Nakata, (808) 286-0702
Senior Director of Development, Shidler College of Business
Posted: Nov 3, 2015

From left: Au, Cook, Roley, Hong, Schaberg, Lim, Buakarnthong and Nakata.
From left: Au, Cook, Roley, Hong, Schaberg, Lim, Buakarnthong and Nakata.

The Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa celebrated its successful scholarship program this week with the recognition of business students and scholarship donors at the Waialae Country Club. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the college awarded nearly $1.2 million in scholarships to more than 290 business students.

For the second year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car was the title sponsor. Enterprise is one of the college’s most steadfast scholarship and Business Night award donors, having renewed its annual scholarship for over 10 years. Said Dan Schaberg, general manager/VP of Hawai‘i, “We are thrilled to be a partner with the Shidler College of Business, because the college is in line with one of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s core values of strengthening the communities in which we serve.”

The Shidler College of Business has the most robust scholarship program in the entire UH System. Since 2005, the number of scholarship awards increased from 161 to 290, a growth of 80%. On average, 17% of Shidler students receive merit scholarship support.

This year’s scholarship luncheon featured scholarship donor Glenn Hong, president of Hawaiian Tug and Barge and Young Brothers Ltd., which is part of the Hawai‘i-based companies of Saltchuk Resources based in Seattle, Washington. Its other Hawai‘i-based companies are Maui Petroleum, Hawaii Petroleum and Aloha Air Cargo.

Through its Hawai‘i-based companies, Saltchuk has supported the college’s neighbor island MBA program with $530,000 in scholarships to four cohorts of MBA students. “Saltchuk is proud to support Hawai‘i’s future by emphasizing education and leadership development initiatives. The Shidler College of Business Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides opportunities to neighbor island students with a quality program. Saltchuk is pleased to be able to provide funding to help further the education of Hawai‘i’s future leaders,” said Hong.

“For me, this scholarship relieves the burden of being deeply in debt. I am better able to manage financially, allowing me to keep balance in my life as a businessperson, parent, partner and student,” says A. Eunny Cook, recipient of the Saltchuk Hawaii Companies Scholarship. “Most importantly, my scholarship award has allowed me to be part of the transformational experience of self-discovery, compassion and insight.”

“We are extremely grateful to our alumni, the business community, and friends of the college for establishing scholarships for our students,” said Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business. “With the cost of tuition and books, academic scholarships enable our students to graduate on time and without debt, all the while taking full advantage of our academic and extracurricular programs.”

(Full caption)  From left are Maile Au, director of alumni relations, Shidler College of Business; A. Eunny Cook, graduate scholarship representative; Vance Roley, dean, Shidler College of Business; Glenn Hong, president, Young Brothers Ltd.; Dan Schaberg, general manager/VP of Hawai‘i, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Dee Lim, group HR-talent acquisition and training & development manager for Hawai‘i, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Punilani-Sky Buakarnthong, undergraduate scholarship representative; and Unyong Nakata, senior director of development, Shidler College of Business.

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