The Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship Program is funded by Ukulele Festival Hawaii, a non-profit organization founded in 2004. Ukulele Festival Hawaii builds public awareness and interest in the ukulele as an instrument of virtuoso quality promoting Hawaii’s arts and culture through education, scholarships, and the annual free ukulele festivals.

For instructions on how to apply, see our Scholarship Information page.

2014 College Scholarship Recipients

Kieran Long  $1,000
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
School Graduated: Pahoa High and Intermediate School
Parent: Mark Long
College Attending: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Lili Anama Park Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Acosta  $1,000
School Graduated: Damien Memorial School
Parents: Jesper and Kimberly Acosta
College Attending: Heald College Honolulu

The Lili Anama Park Memorial College Scholarship is awarded to a member of the Ukulele Festival Hawaii Band who demonstrates passion and devotion to the ukulele. Given in honor of Lili Anama Park, who taught, nurtured, and inspired hundreds of students with her vibrant personality and love of the ukulele, the scholarship seeks to recognize individuals who spread the beauty and joy of the ukulele as Lili did during her 23-year career at Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios. One of Lili’s greatest joys was being the leader of the Ukulele Festival Hawaii band. This scholarship, founded by James Park, Lili’s beloved husband, was established in honor of her memory.

Eleanor Nedjar College Scholarship
Wendy Yoshioka  $1,000
School Graduated: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Bachelors of Social Work
Family: Husband Keith, children David & Lia
College: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Masters Program

The Eleanor Nedjar College Scholarship is presented to a Ukulele Festival student volunteer who exemplifies the true spirit of aloha by placing service above self. This scholarship is presented by Eleanor Nedjar as a testament of her gratitude and best wishes for success in chosen fields of endeavor.

See Past Recipients of the UFH College Scholarship



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