Scholarship

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.

2019 Ukulele Festival Hawaii Scholarship Recipients

Katebel Jose  $2,000
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
School: King Kekaulike High School (Maui)
Parent: Maribel Jose
College: University of Oregon
Kira Gatiuan  $2,000
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
School: Pearl City High School
Parent: Kevin & Cherylynn Gatiuan
College: Brigham Young University in Provo
Tate Lau  $1,000
Sponsored by Dennis & Helen Yurong College Scholarship
School: James B. Castle High School
Parents: Mele Place
College: Windward Community College
Tate Lau  $1,000
Sponsored by Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation
School: James B. Castle High School
Parents: Mele Place
College: Windward Community College

The Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation Scholarship is presented to a Ukulele Festival 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.

Riana Tarape-Lanet  $1,000
Sponsored by Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation
School: Mililani High School
Parents: MarinaLee Tarape
College: Honolulu Community College

The Eleanor Higa Performing Arts Foundation Scholarship is presented to a Ukulele Festival 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.

Nicolle Feldner  $1,000
Sponsored by Senator Michelle N. Kidani
School: Hanalani Schools
Parents: Wendy Feldner
College: Corban University

Senator Kidani’s scholarship is awarded to a student with compassion, commitment and pride in their work making their community a better place in which to live.

Seri Nakamura  $1,000
Sponsored by Lili Anama Park Memorial Fund
School: ‘Iolani school
Parents: Patrick and Lori Nakamura
College: Washington State 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.

Matthew Paulino  $1,000
Sponsored In Memory of Shingo and Lillian Kaya
School: Roosevelt High School
Parents: Mark Paulino & Pauliana Wong
College: Kapiolani Community College

See Past Recipients of the UFH College Scholarship

 

 

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