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.
2016 College Scholarship Recipients
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
School: La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls
Parents: Edwin & Laureen Kuwamoto
College: Linfield College - Oregon
Sponsored by Lili Anama Park Memorial Fund
High School: Hoala School
Parents: Keola & Rhiannon Ching
College Attending: University of Hawaii at Manoa
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.
Tyra Danielle L. Talusan
Sponsored by Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation
School: Aiea High School
Parents: Joel & Romela Talusan
College: Leeward Community College
The Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation Scholarship is presented to a Ukulele Festival participant who exemplifies the true spirit of aloha by placing service above self. This scholarship is presented by Eleanor Higa as a testament of her gratitude and best wishes for success in chosen fields of endeavor.
Sponsored by Senator Michelle N. Kidani
Parents: Shayne & Amy Kitano
College: University of Hawaii at Manoa
See Past Recipients of the UFH College Scholarship