Nearly $18,000 in Scholarships for 33 Students
Thirty-three dependents of St. Francis Healthcare System employees received nearly $18,000 in tuition support from the Marian Medeiros Endowment Fund.
The scholarship is available to students in good standing from kindergarten through college and whose parents have been a full-time employee of St. Francis Healthcare System for at least five years.
Sister Beatrice Tom, OSF, who previously served as CEO of St. Francis Healthcare System, earmarked the endowment for scholarships for dependents of employees.
- Alissa Mauga, student at Utah Valley University, and Arthur “AJ” Mauga of Kamehameha Schools, children of Melissa Ah Ho-Mauga;
- Arlene Mae Alegre who is attending Hawaii Pacific University, and Russel John Alegre who is at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, children of Reymar Alegre;
- Imee Krizzle Alonzo, student at Kapiolani Community College, daughter of Maria Alonzo
- Anabel Andres, student at Leeward Community College, daughter of Marcia Andres
- Taiga Benito, who is at the University of Cincinnati, son of Roger Benito
- Zofia Dice-Cholodzinski, who is attending the Massachusetts School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, daughter of Jill Dice
- Azure Sky Ocoma-Ganir, who attends St. Joseph School, and Triston Neyra, student at Honolulu Community College, children of Maria Therese Ganir
- Isaiah Helliangao and Rylie Ann Helliangao, both at Lanakila Baptist Elementary, children of Isa Helliangao
- Caleb Cua, of Damien Memorial School, son of Chantilly Holani
- Chelsea Carbonel and Jonathan Carbonel, students at Island Pacific Academy, children of Gail Kaneshiro Carbonel
- Brandon Nakamura, University of Hawaii-Manoa, son of Paul Nakamura
- Jayden Oshiro, a Punahou School student, son of Jean Oshiro
- Zanen-Storm Samoa, of Kamehameha School, son of Raquel Pires
- Kelvin Rasmussen of Kamehameha School, son of Lauri Rasmussen
- Kalen Saito, who is at Chapman University, and Nicole Saito of Punahou School, children of Mincha Saito
- Seth Simon, at the Norwich University, son of Gary Simon
- Owen Souza, who is attending Western Oregon University, son of Russel Souza
- Devan Stubblefield, University of Hawaii-Manoa, and Kaialani Stubblefield, Friendship Christian School, children of Stephanie Stubblefield
- Jaydon Tomas, of Mid Pacific Institute, and Kailee Tomas and Laicey Tomas, both of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, children of Darrin Tomas