Did you know that for only $25,000 you can create your own fund, transforming lives through scholarships at the East-West Center? And when the fund reaches $50,000, it becomes a Permanent Named Endowment.
It's as easy as 1-2-3.
- You decide who and what you want to support.
- You decide how much you want to give over what period of time.
- The East-West Center drafts an agreement you are happy with and
a. charges no fees,
b. tracks and reports your earnings and
c. selects deserving students who match your criteria.
For more information on creating your own special fund, please contact the East-West Center Foundation by phone (808-944-7105) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL FUNDS DEMONSTRATE THE POWER OF COMMITMENT
Paul S. Honda Fellowships ($500,000 Permanent Named Endowment)
EWC Foundation Board member Paul Honda established the Paul S. Honda Fellowships as a Permanent Named Endowment of the East-West Center to fund awards for Degree Fellows or APLP participants from Hawai‘i with preference for those who have an intention of future involvement in international relations.
2012 Scholarship Recipients: Chaning Jang (USA), doctoral student in economics and Ahila Thillainathan (Sri Lanka), APLP Fellow
Haigo & Irene Shen Scholarship ($300,000 Permanent Named Endowment)
The Haigo and Irene Shen Scholarship was established as a Permanent Named Endowment of the East-West Center with a bequest gift of $300,000. The fund will be used to provide awards for Chinese Graduate Degree students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at the master’s or doctoral level with preference for those in the fields of medicine, including public health, education, architecture, urban and regional planning, engineering, and to those committed to an academic teaching career.
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Hui-Lin Lee (Taiwan), doctoral student in anthropology
Jean E. Rolles Fellowships ($100,000 Endowment)
Jean Rolles serves as a member of the EWC Foundation Board of Directors. She established the Jean E. Rolles Fellowships as a Permanent Named Endowment to provide annual awards to students who have a past record and intention of future involvement in the fields of environment, economics or the travel and hospitality industry.
2012 Scholarship Recipients: Kavina Dayal (Fiji), master’s degree student in meteorology and Ahila Thillainathan (Sri Lanka), APLP fellow
Toufiq and Ulrike Siddiqi Degree Scholars Awards ($100,000 Endowment)
A former staff member and his wife, a long-time volunteer at the EWC, wanted to help Degree Fellows from South Asia. Toufiq and Ulrike Siddiqi designed the Toufiq and Ulrike Siddiqi Degree Scholars Awards to help Degree Fellows who need initial assistance with travel and other start up costs to be able to take advantage of the EWC grants. These awards are made annually for two to four Degree Fellows from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).
2012 Scholarship Recipients: Prem Phyak (Nepal), doctoral student in second language studies and Jeny Shrestha (Nepal), master’s degree student in urban and regional studies
Sumi Makey Scholars Awards ($100,000 Endowment)
Sumi Makey, former EWC Dean of Student Affairs and Open Grants, established a $100,000 scholarship endowment. It is thanks in large part to Sumi’s leadership, that both the 60s and 70s alumni endowment campaigns generated such remarkable support from our alumni - many of whom still consider Sumi a good friend and mentor. Her intent with the awards is to benefit worthy degree candidates who have a background and interest in the arts and humanities, with a preference for women from S.E. Asia. Qualified students will benefit from this generous gift for many years to come.
Faith C. Ai and Cynthia J.C. Ai Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)
Cynthia Ai established the Faith C. Ai and Cynthia J.C. Ai Scholarship to perpetuate the memory of her mother, Faith Ai, and to honor her life-long devotion to educating Hawai`i’s children. The gift of $50,000 to the East-West Center will serve as a Permanent Named Endowment and used to provide scholarships to students with a commitment to teaching from Asia, the United States, or from the Pacific Island nations.
2012 Scholarship Recipients: Brian Alofaituli (USA), doctoral student in Pacific history, Ruobing Chi (China), doctoral student in communication and information sciences, Ismail Sulaiman (Indonesia), APLP Fellow, and Duan Wei (China), APLP Fellow
Senen & Yolanda Bacani Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)
Senen and Yolanda Bacani established the Senen & Yolanda Bacani Fellowships as a Permanent Named Endowment to provide awards for Degree Fellows or APLP participants from the Philippines with preference for those who have an intention of future involvement in fields related to agriculture or other challenges of landscapes in transition, including: study of land-use and land-cover change and impacts on land, livelihoods and environment; agrarian-urban transitions; and building capacities to manage protected areas.
The Amanda & Natalie Ellis Women Leaders Scholarship Award ($50,000 Endowment)
East-West Center alumni Amanda Ellis and her husband, Keric Chin, established a scholarship endowment targeting women and honoring Amanda’s mother. The Amanda & Natalie Ellis Women Leaders Scholarship Award will be given to qualifying Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) students from Australia and New Zealand.
2012 APLP Recipient: Kate Fitzgerald (Australia)
Buddy & Melga Torre Gendrano Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)
Buddy and Melga Gendrano established the Buddy & Melga Torre Gendrano Fellowships as a Permanent Named Endowment. Awards will assist Degree Fellows or APLP participants from the Philippines or Hawai‘i. Preference will be given to those with a past record and intention of future involvement in the fields of education and/or agriculture.
Eleanor and Hermann Haus Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)
Stephen Haus was impressed by the mission and programs of the East-West Center and established the Eleanor and Hermann Haus Fellowships in honor of his parents and his strong belief that students educated in sustainability will change their home countries and the world. The fellowships provide awards each year for students (with preference for a qualified native Hawaiian student) who have an outstanding academic record and involvement in the fields of design, engineering or management, and commitment toward developing a better environment throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Eddie and Elaine Flores Endowed Scholarship Fund ($50,000 Endowment)
Eddie Flores, president and CEO of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, served on the East-West Center Board of Governors for eight years. He established the Eddie and Elaine Flores Scholarship Fund as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment to provide awards for Degree Fellows or Asia Pacific Leadership Program participants with a preference for those from the Philippines, China and Hawai‘i.
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Arian Brucal (Philippines), doctoral student in economics
Harold and Constance Lane Memorial Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)
Steve Lane established the Harold and Constance Lane Memorial Scholarship as a Permanent Named Endowment of the East-West Center with a bequest gift of $50,000 in honor of his parents, Harold and Constance Lane. Awards will be given to Degree Fellows and Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellows from annual donations and future income from the endowment.
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Kavina Dayal (Fiji), master’s degree student in meteorology
Puongpun and Thanh-Lo Sananikone Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)
Chairman of the EWC Board of Governors Puongpun Sananikone and his wife Thanh-Lo created the Puongpun and Thanh-Lo Scholarship as a Permanent Named Endowment. Awards will assist Degree Fellows, Student Affiliates or APLP participants from Laos and Viet Nam, or of that heritage. Puongpun met Thanh-Lo while they were students at the East-West Center in the 1960s.
The OmniTrak Loui Schmicker Scholar Awards ($50,000 Endowment)
OmniTrak Group founder, President and CEO Pat Loui celebrated her company’s 25th anniversary by establishing the Center’s first Permanent Named Endowment. Pat and her husband Michael Schmicker met at the EWC and share an enduring passion for Asia. A former president of the EWC Association, Pat hopes this award will stimulate additional participation from alumni, business and non-government organizations and encourage broader collaboration through private-public partnerships. Students are selected from among private sector leaders in Hawai’i, Thailand, China and Japan.
Dnnis Zvinakis Awards ($50,000 Endowment)
The Dennis Zvinakis Awards will fund awards of not less than $500 for one or more students with an outstanding academic record and a demonstrated interest in other cultures. The fellowships will be awarded to deserving students from Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the United States.
2012 Scholarship Recipients: Ismail Sulaiman (APLP) and Henry Yanto THE (GDF)
Fesharaki Scholarship Fund
East-West Center Senior Fellow and prominent energy market analyst Fereidun Fesharaki has established a fund to help Iranian and other participants attend the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Leadership Program. The Fesharaki Scholarship Fund will be used to fund awards of at least $1,000 each year for one or more students, with a preference for (but not limited to) Iranian students from Iran or elsewhere outside the United States.
2012 APLP Recipients: Nafiseh Darvish (Iran), Mon Mon Hlaing (Myanmar), Aiying Li (China), Farzad Azam Lofti (Iran), Md Hafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), and Chantima Thongphueak (Thailand)
Edison H. and Sallie Y. Miyawaki Fellowships ($30,000 Special Fund)
Dr. Edison Miyawaki established the Edison H. and Sallie Y. Miyawaki Fellowships as a Scholarship Fund of the East-West Center with a gift of $30,000 through the East West Center Foundation. The fund will provide awards of not less than $1,000 each year for one or more students who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with a preference for students from Japan and Hawai‘i.
2012 Scholarship Recipients:
APLP recipients - Monjurul Habib (Bangladesh), Rachel Nunn (Fiji), Mami Sato (Japan), Ismail Sulaiman (Indonesia)
Degree recipients - Saeko Higa (Japan) master’s degree student in public administration and Leif Walcutt (USA), master degree student in public administration.
Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Award
A dedicated volunteer himself, 1960’s alumnus Ashok Malhotra created a $25,000 fund to reward and encourage public service. The Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Award provides support each year to one or more international students with an outstanding academic record and a record of and intention to be involved in continuing community service in the Asia Pacific region. The scholarship encourages students to use both the theoretical and practical aspects of wisdom gained through their studies in their respective disciplines.
Jhamandas Watumull Scholarship Fund ($15,000 Annual Commitment)
Gulab Watumull firmly believes in the importance of strong U.S. - India relations and in education as a means of continuing to strengthen India's role in the Asia Pacific region. In appreciation for the many ways the East-West Center's programs contribute to these goals, he has made an annual scholarship commitment of $15,000 from the fund established in his father's name. The Jhamandas Watumull Scholarship Fund makes it possible for highly qualified candidates from India with demonstrated leadership skills to participate in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program.
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Nischal Singh (India), APLP Fellow
Trudy & Al Wong `Ohana Scholarship (Special Fund)
Trudy and Al Wong established the Trudy & Al Wong `Ohana Scholarship Award to fund awards for Degree Fellows from the U.S. and Asia Pacific region with a demonstrated history of social service engagement, and who show a commitment to goals that embrace leadership qualities and personal initiative to carry out community and social service activities during their studies at the Center and in their future lives, regardless of field of study or profession.
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Phoumy Sok (Cambodia), master’s degree student in educational administration.
Paul M.F. Cheng Scholarship Awards ($25,000 Special Fund)
Paul Cheng, co-chair of the EWC Foundation Board of Directors, has established the Paul M.F. Cheng Scholarship Awards with a gift of $25,000 for deserving Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) candidates from Hong Kong.