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Thursday, April 24, 2014

FHB, Guam Business Magazin award $20,615 in scholarships

First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine awarded a total of $20,615 in scholarships to 15 students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. Six students from Guam and nine students from Saipan are the recipients of the 2012 First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year scholarship awards.

Since 2006, the program has awarded a total of $138,450 in scholarships to 64 deserving students in the community.

The First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year Award program provides funding for student scholarships at three higher education institutions in the Marianas: University of Guam, Guam Community College, and Northern Marianas College. The scholarships are intended to promote higher education through financial assistance for college students pursuing professional careers.

The following Guam college students were presented with First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year scholarships at a special awards presentation on Oct. 10 at the First Hawaiian Bank Maite Branch:

UNIVERSITY OF GUAM
- Marie Fraince Javier
- Jay-Lynn Mendiola
- Ira Marie Palero

GUAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
- Floregine Dela Cruz
- Ageline Sahagun
- Ha’ane-Joy San Nicolas

Scholarships were presented to the following nine Saipan students at a similar award presentation held Oct. 9 at the Northern Marianas College in Saipan.

NORTHERN MARIANAS COLLEGE
- Nazario Omar Ajoste
- Candelaria Tabora Aldan
- Jatana Cabrera
- Marie Luise Del Carmen
- Kathleen Ann Laurio
- Yolanda Lizama
- Alvijane Manabat
- Keneisha Parks
- Eldred Sanchez

The scholarships were awarded based on the recipients’ total number of credit hours enrolled in the fall semester, their grades, involvement in the community and potential to become successful businesspeople. All applicants were required to submit a written essay and evidence of financial need. Each of the recipients has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applications were open to full-time and part-time students of the three educational institutions.

Funds for the scholarships were raised through the 2012 First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year Gala, held on April 28, 2012. In addition to raising funds for these scholarships, the annual event recognizes women who make a difference in business.

The 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Maga’haga award recipient was Mary P. Torre, president of Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association and president of MARQ Consulting Services. (PR)

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