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Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Underhile awarded Global Education and Exchange scholarship

The University of Hawaii at HiloCenter for Global Education and Exchange is pleased to announce that sophomore Derek Underhile, 22, of O’okala, has been awarded a $5,000 Freeman-ASIA Scholarship to study in Tokyo, Japan, during the spring 2006 semester.

Underhile, a communication major, will begin his studies at Daito Bunka University in April 2006. He will be enrolled in an intensive Japanese language program.

The Freeman-ASIA scholarship award is provided by the Freeman Foundation and is designed to encourage U.S. undergraduate students to study in Asia. Scholarship winners are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses when they return.

For the Spring 2006 semester, 90 students received a Freeman-ASIA Award to support their study in East and Southeast Asia. Since the launch of the program in 2000, the Freeman-ASIA Award Program has supported more than 2,000 U.S. undergraduate students.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia.


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