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.

2015 College Scholarship Recipients

Asayena Viengmany  $2,000
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
School Graduated: McKinley High School
Parent: Bounleuth Viengmany
College Attending: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lili Anama Park Memorial Scholarship
Tamlyn Tamura  $1,000
High School: Punahou School
Parents: Curt and Cheryl Tamura
College Attending: Seattle University

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 Higa Performing Arts Foundation Scholarship
Tory Watanabe  $1,000
College: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - College of Education
Parents: Kyle & Debbie Watanabe
Major: Secondary Education

The Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation 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 Higa 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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