In an annual event that highlights the University of Hawaiʻi System’s best and brightest, two UH West Oʻahu incoming students, Coralyn Sunico and Eli Cintron, were honored for their selection as Presidential Scholars for 2015. Both were recognized at the Regents and Presidential Scholarship Awards dinner on July 16, 2015, with other system-wide recipients.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to college juniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level work, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor. Presidential Scholarships focus on supporting the transfer of UH System community college students to UH baccalaureate campuses as juniors. Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. All scholars receive $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.
Coralyn, a 2012 Farrington High School graduate, plans on majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. The articulation agreement between UH West Oʻahu and Leeward Community College’s Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program enabled Coralyn’s smooth transition here. She chose to attend UH West Oʻahu because, “although I live in Kalihi, I enjoy traveling to far places to meet different cultures, have new experiences, and learn more about the people and environment around me.”
Read Coralyn’s amazing and inspirational Personal Statement. She was also featured on KHONs’s story: KHON2: UH honors best and brightest with scholarships. The UH News site also featured Coralyn’s story.
Eli, also a transfer from Leeward Community College, plans on majoring in Psychology, with a goal of receiving a master’s degree in Counseling.
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