Shaw recipient of study abroad scholarships

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Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

A University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo junior majoring in anthropology received a UH Hilo Semester at Sea scholarship for $13,437 to participate in the Semester at Sea program in the spring 2012 semester.

Kadian Vanessa Shaw’s 15-week journey begins in Nassau, Bahamas on January 19. Her travels will take her to 11 countries, with a stop to Hilo, Hawaiʻi, before ending in San Diego, California. Upon completing the Semester at Sea program, Shaw will spend her summer back home on Maui volunteering with the excavation of Moku’ula with UH Maui students where she plans to give a presentation about her Semester at Sea experience.

The UH Hilo Semester at Sea scholarship is in partnership with the Institute for Shipboard Education. Shaw also received the IFSA Global Scholarship for $2,500, designed to encourage first-generation college students to study abroad.

To learn more about global education opportunities at UH Hilo, contact Carolina Lam at (808) 933.8810.


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