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Daim Zainuddin Sustainability Development Fellowship
($1 million Endowment)

Former EWC Board of Governors member Tun Daim established the Daim Zainuddin Sustainability Development Fellowship for Orang Asli participants from Malaysia to participate in East-West Center short term and leadership programs, including the Asia Pacific Leadership Program.
 

Paul S. Honda Fellowships ($500,000 Endowment)

Former 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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Wesley Stafford Hedden (USA), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Elena Olegovna Lekhter (USA), doctoral degree student in Architecture
Kinley Pelden (Bhutan), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Shivan Fazil Sabr (Iraq), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

 

Haigo & Irene Shen Scholarship ($300,000 Endowment)

Zhigang Xie

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. 

2016 Scholarship Recipient:
Zhigang Xie (China), doctoral degree student in Public Administration

 

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB) Scholarship Endowment Fund

The WUB Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarship support to young people of the WUB community, who are unable to meet the full cost of program participation.  The scholarship(s) will provide supplemental funding, which may include support for travel to Hawaii, accommodation and living costs, and program fees.  Recipients must be from countries where WUB chapters are located, and award decisions are based on financial need, leadership potential, high education achievement, and funding availability. For more information about the Worldwide Uchinanchu Business association, please click here .
 

The Royal Sala Thai Scholarship Fund ($188,000 Endowment)

Recognizing the importance of leadership to the future of Thailand and the Asia Pacific region, a core group of Thai alumni and friends who cherish their memories of the EWC experience, decided to commemorate the visit of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the dedication of the new Royal Sala Thai by forming a Committee to raise funds – primarily in Thailand – to create the Royal Sala Thai Scholarship Fund.   With the dedicated leadership of the five co-chairs, the committee raised funds to make it possible for Degree Fellows and APLP participants from Thailand to participate in EWC educational programs.
 

Faith C. Ai and Cynthia J.C. Ai Scholarship ($100,000+ Endowment)

(L to R): Kagna Mourng, Kusum Latha Sharma, Phan Kadambari Nageshwara Rao, Sayaka Sakuma, Cynthia Ai, Ronald Embry, Jonathan Valdez, Sokunthearith Makara (not pictured: Maho Takahasi)

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 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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Phan Kadambari Nageshwara Rao (India), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Sokunthearith Makara (Cambodia), master's degree student in Educational Technology
Kagna Mourng (Cambodia), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Sayaka Sakuma (Japan), doctoral student in Geography
Kusum Latha Sharma (Bhutan), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Maho Takahashi (Japan), master's degree student in Linguistics
Jonathan Valdez (USA), doctoral student in American Studies

 

Ted and Doris Lee Studies in Asia Endowed Fund ($100,000 Endowment)

Ted and Doris Lee are strong supporters of education.  The Ted and Doris Lee Studies in Asia Endowed Fund will enable American students to conduct field research or enroll in a language study program in Singapore.  After attending law school at University of California at Berkeley, Ted’s first trip to Asia was to study and teach at the University of Singapore law school.
 

Sumi Makey Scholars Awards ($100,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Sumi Makey and Keita Beni

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.

2016 Scholarship Recipient:
Keita Beni (Japan), master's degree student in Theater Dance

 

Jean E. Rolles Fellowships ($100,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Deveraux Talagi, Jean E. Rolles, Kagna Mourng, Kinley Pelden

Jean Rolles, former member of the EWC Board of Governors and EWC Foundation Board of Directors, established the Jean E. Rolles Fellowships as a Permanent Named Endowment to provide annual awards to Degree Fellows and APLP participants who have a past record and intention of future involvement in the fields of environment, economics or the travel and hospitality industry. 

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Kagna Mourng (Cambodia), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Kinley Pelden (Bhutan), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Deveraux Talagi (Niue), doctoral degree student in Economics

 

Toufiq and Ulrike Siddiqi Degree Scholars Awards ($100,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage, Sindhu Vasireddy

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). 

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage (Sri Lanka), doctoral student in Botany
Sindhu Vasireddy (India), doctoral student in Economics
 

Uhn-Kyung Choi Scholarship ($65,000 Endowment)

“My dream has come true to return my thanks and debt to the East-West Center" said Dr. Uhn-Kyung Choi.  She established the Uhn-Kyung Choi Scholarship as a $50,000 permanent named endowment to provide awards to Degree Fellows from the U.S. with an interest in Korea.

As an East-West Center grantee, Dr. Choi graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) degree in 1966.  During her field studies at Michigan University and Columbia University, she experienced American hospitality and generosity when she had memorable holiday visits with families.  Dr. Choi served as a TESOL instructor with the Peace Corps in Korea and in Hilo, Hawai'i and is now Professor Emeritus at Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.
 

Glenna Eshleman Scholarship ($65,000+ Endowment)

Kisore Sherreitt
Cirenluobu

East-West Center alumnae Glenna Eshleman participated in the Summer Institute of Asia Studies in 1965.  She established her scholarship to support Degree Fellows and APLP Fellows who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with preference for those with an intention of future involvement in the field of education. 

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Cirenluobu (China), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Kisore Dasi Sherreitt (USA), master's degree student in dance

 

Senen & Yolanda Bacani Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)

Dylan Beatty
Elizbaeth Milo

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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Dylan Michael Beatty (USA), doctoral student in Geography

Elizabeth Fontanilla Milo (Philippines), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
 

Michael and Margie Berueda Scholarships ($50,000 Endowment)

Michael and Margie Berueda established the Michael and Margie Berueda Scholarships with an endowment gift of $50,000 to provide awards for Degree Fellows and Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellows from the Philippines or the state of Hawai‘i in the fields of healthcare or engineering.  Michael is a registered land surveyor and Margie is a registered nurse (RN).  They established Residential Choices, Inc., a healthcare case management agency that serves the elderly and the frail in a community-based setting.

Michael and Margie’s college experiences and hardships are some of the factors that contributed to their decision to create a scholarship fund to help qualified students in the pursuit of their dreams.
 

Brara Brothers Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)

Arvinder (Ari) and Jaswinder (Jay) Brara are brothers who were East-West Center grantees during the 1970s.  They established the Brara Brothers Fellowships as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment of the East-West Center.  The fund will provide awards each year to Degree Fellows who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with a preference for students from India and the United States.  The two brothers and their families have instituted this fellowship in honor of their parents, Narindar and Satwant Brara.
 

Bryan Bushley Memorial Scholarhsip ($50,000 Endowment)

The Bryan Bushley Memorial Scholarship was established as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment by his family to support Graduate Degree Fellows and Asia Pacific Leadership Program participants with a preference for those from Nepal or other students who are focusing on Nepal in their studies.  The scholarship could also be used to fund student travel grants for EWC student participants to: present a paper at a professional conference, for language study, conduct preliminary field study, or field research.  Bryan Bushley spent the last ten years affiliated with the East-West Center as a Graduate Degree Fellow and Student Affiliate while pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Hawai‘i. Unfortunately, his life and his contributions were interrupted by an incurable brain tumor at about the same time that he completed his doctorate. Bryan died peacefully on June 7th surrounded by his loving family and relatives. This endowment scholarship has been created to support others in the continuation of his goals.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Ram Pasad Neupane (Nepal), doctoral student in Chemistry

Nutan Sharma (Nepal), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

James Francis and Lorinda Chew Cheng Fellowship ($50,000 Endowment)

The James Francis and Lorinda Chew Cheng Fellowship was established as a Permanent Named Endowment to provide awards for Degree Fellows or APLP participants from China or Taiwan.
 

The Amanda & Natalie Ellis Women Leaders Scholarship Award ($50,000 Endowment)

East-West Center alumnae Amanda Ellis established this scholarship endowment in honor of her mother, Natalie Ellis, who has made significant contributions to the education of young women for more than 50 years.  The scholarship aims to encourage young women leaders from Australia and New Zealand to study in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program.
 

Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund ($50,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Sayaka Sakuma, Bob Nakasone, Rika Inamine

Robert T. Nakasone established the Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund at the East-West Center to honor his late parents with a $50,000 gift. The fund will help Obuchi and Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB) award recipients who may need assistance to enhance their grants for travel and educational expenses.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Rika Inamine (Japan), master of science student in nursing
Sayaka Sakuma (Japan), doctoral student in geography
 

EWCA Okinawa Chapter Endowment Awards ($50,000+ Endowment)

The EWCA Okinawa Chapter established the first scholarship fund by an Alumni Chapter.  The EWCA Okinawa chapter Awards will be used to provide awards to deserving Degree Fellows or APLP participants from Okinawa.  Awards may also be used to fund student travel grants for research, conference papers, internships or summer institutes on a theme broadly related to Okinawa.
 

Eddie and Elaine Flores Endowed Scholarship Fund ($50,000+ Endowment)

(L to R): Ma. Perpetua Badayos Unico, Eddie Flores, Mel Lorenzo Mabazza Accad, Elisia Flores

Eddie Flores, president and CEO of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, served on the East-West Center Board of Governors for eight years and now serves on the EWC Foundation Board of Directors.  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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Mel Lorenzo Mabazza Accad (Philippines), doctoral degree student in economics
Ma. Perpetua Badayos Unico (Philippines),
Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
 

Buddy & Melga Torre Gendrano Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Melga Gendrano, Ivee Cruz, Buddy Gendrano

Buddy and Melga Gendrano established the Buddy & Melga Torre Gendrano Fellowships as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment to 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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Crivir Guevara "Ivee" Cruz (United States), doctoral degree student in education

Rizalina Amesola Geografo (Philippines), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
 

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 Degree Fellows and APLP participants (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.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Cirenluobu (China), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

Mohuhano Tuikolongahau (USA), doctoral degree student architecture
 

Harold and Constance Lane Memorial Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)

(L to R): Dylan Beatty and Steve Lane

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.

2016 Scholarship Recipient:
Dylan Beatty (USA), doctoral degree student in Geography

 

Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Award ($50,000 Endowment)

A dedicated volunteer himself, 1960’s alumnus Ashok Malhotra created a fund to reward and encourage public service.  The Ashok Kumar Malhotra Seva (Compassionate Service) Award provides support each year to international students with a record of and intention to be involved in continuing community service in the Asia Pacific region. 
 

The OmniTrak Loui Schmicker Scholar Awards ($50,000 Endowment)

The OmniTrak Loui Schmicker Scholar Awards were established by Patricia Mei-Lin Loui-Schmicker, founder of OmniTrak Group, Inc. and former president of the East-West Center Alumni Association, in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary.  Students are selected from among private sector leaders in Hawai’i, Thailand, China and Japan to participate in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program.
 

Jerry and Tsue Ostermann Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)

Gerald A. Ostermann and Tsue Asami Ostermann exemplify the perfect union of two individuals from very different cultures who met at the East-West Center, fell in love, married, raised a family and built a life based on the values and understanding they experienced at the Center.  They established the Jerry and Tsue Ostermann Scholarship as a $50,000 permanent named endowment for awards to Degree Fellows because they want to give others the same opportunity to participate in the East-West Center experience.
 

Parvathy Menon-Mohan Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)

Sindhu Vasireddy
Virender Kumar

Mohan Mohan and Parvathy (Paru) Menon-Mohan were student grantees in the Institute for Student Interchange (ISI) at the East-West Center from 1968 to 1970 where they met.  Paru passed away on June 10, 2013 after bravely fighting cancer for several years.  Mohan established the Parvathy Menon-Mohan Fellowships as a $50,000 permanent endowment to provide annual awards for Degree Fellows or APLP participants from India with an intention of future involvement in the fields of science or education.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Virender Kumar (India), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

Sindhu Vasireddy (India), doctoral degree student in economics
 

Ronald J. Post and Gi Wong Post Fellowships ($50,000 Endowment)

Gi Won Post has established the Ronald J. Post and Gi Won Post Fellowships as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment at the East-West Center.  The fund will be used to provide awards of $1,000 for students with an intention of future involvement with public diplomacy or cross-cultural communications.  Ronald Post joined the Foreign Service in 1972 and served in Burma, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Korea, Ivory Coast, Austria, Washington, DC, Hawai‘i and Tokyo.  After marrying Gi Won in 1973, they served at the U.S. Embassy in war-torn Laos until they were evacuated at gun-point in 1975.  Assignments in Korea, Japan, Austria, Thailand, Burma, Hawai‘i and the Philippines followed.  In addition to supporting Ron’s foreign service mission, Gi Won has worked in the U.S. Defense and Justice Departments, as an analyst at the International Atomic Energy Agency, as a Korean history lecturer at the University of Maryland, and as a consultant on cross-cultural perspectives and management training.  Mr. Post passed away on April 19, 2011. 
 

Puongpun and Thanh-Lo Sananikone Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)

Former chairman of the EWC Board of Governors Puongpun Sananikone and his wife Thanh-Lo created the Puongpun and Thanh-Lo Sananikone Scholarship as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment.  Awards will assist Degree Fellows, Student Affiliates or APLP participants from Laos and Vietnam, or of that heritage.  Puongpun met Thanh-Lo while they were students at the East-West Center in the 1960s.
 

Larry E. Smith Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)

Maho Takahashi

During his decades as a staff member and in subsequent years as a key leader of the East-West Center support community, Larry Smith embodied the East-West Center spirit of warmth and humanitarianism.  The fund will provide awards for Degree Fellows and APLP participants.  With Larry’s lifelong interest and work in cross-cultural studies, international utilization of the English language, communication and leadership training, awards will be made to outstanding candidates with an interest in World Englishes, language learning and culture, linguistics and related fields.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Maho Takahashi (Japan), master's degree student in linguistics
Christopher Quang Zobrist (USA), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

 

Trudy & Al Wong `Ohana Scholarship ($50,000 Endowment)

(L to R:) Sayaka Sakuma, Trudy Schandler-Wong, Jonathan Valdez, Al Wong, Elyssa Juline Santos

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. 

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Sayaka Sakuma (Japan), doctoral degree student in geography

Elyssa Juline Santos (USA), master's degree student in pacific island studies
Jonathan Valdez (USA), doctoral degree student in American studies

 

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

Gary S.H. Lin Fellowships ($250,000 Special Fund)

Yi-Chieh Lai

The Gary S.H. Lin Fellowships was established as a Scholarship Fund of the East-West Center through the East-West Center Foundation with a gift of $250,000.  The fund will provide awards for one or more students from Taiwan who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with a preference for MA students.  Mr. Lin was a degree scholarship awardee at the East-West Center from 1965 to 1967.  After returning to Taiwan, he launched a successful career in information technology.  Mr. Lin considers his experience at the East-West Center to have transformed his life, and hopes that his scholarship will contribute to the Center’s efforts to provide ambitious and promising students from Taiwan with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to promote the welfare of people around the world.

2016 Scholarship Recipient:
Yi-Chieh Lai (Taiwan), doctoral degree student in music

 

Richard H. and Hester V. Cox Fellowships ($30,000 Special Fund)

(L to R): Melinda Gunawan, Richard Cox, Jeremi Bituin Panganiban, Su Lynn Myat, Mohuhano Tuikolongahau

Richard H. Cox established the Richard H. and Hester V. Cox Fellowships with an annual gift of $30,000 to fund awards for Degree Fellows and Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellows with a preference for students from Vietnam.  After working at Alexander & Baldwin for forty years, Mr. Cox retired as Vice-President.  He is a strong supporter of the Center’s public diplomacy mission and member of the Friends of the East-West Center and EWC Arts `Ohana.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Su Lynn Myat (Myanmar), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Yati Oo (Myanmar), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Melinda Gunawan (Indonesia), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Soksamphoas Im (Cambodia), doctoral degree student in political science
Thao Phuong Le (Vietnam), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Sokunthearith Makara (Cambodia), master's degree student in educational technology
Intan Berlianti Oktora (Indonesia), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Jeremi Bituin Panganiban (Philippines), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Mohuhano Tuikolongahau (USA), degree student in architecture
Thiwari Werayasophbrasong (Thailand), doctoral degree student in political science

 

Edison H. and Sallie Y. Miyawaki Fellowships ($30,000 Special Fund)

Dr. Edison Miyawaki is chairman, president and CEO of Family Health I and II, one of the largest privately held healthcare business interests in Hawai'i.  He is currently on the EWC Foundation Board of Directors and served as Board co-chair from 2002 to 2004.  The fund will provide awards for students who have an outstanding academic record and finanical need with a preference for students from Japan and Hawai'i.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Su Lyn Myat (Myanmar), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Yati Oo (Myanmar), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

Yuki Asahina (Japan), doctoral degree student in sociology
William James Hewak (Canada), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Nahid Nazim (Bangladesh), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Deveraux Talagi (Niue), doctoral student in economics

 

Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand Fellowships ($25,000 Special Fund)

(L to R): Sayaka Sakuma, Jonathan Valdez (not pictured Maho Takahashi)

The Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand Fellowships was established as a Scholarship Fund of the East-West Center through the East-West Center Foundation.  The fund will provide awards for one or more students who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with a preference for students from Hong Kong.  Ahmad Reza Hoshmand (known as Reza) and Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand were students at the East-West Center as grantees in the Institute for Student Interchange.  Lisa and Reza got married in Hawai‘i in 1973 and began their professional careers as academics on the mainland.  As a prominent psychologist, Lisa published extensively and was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  She passed away from cancer in 2010 and this fellowship is established to honor her wishes to be of help to future East-West Center participants.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Sayaka Sakuma (Japan), doctoral student in geography
Maho Takahashi (Japan), master's degree student in linguistics
Jonathan Valdez (USA), doctoral student in American Studies

 

Myung Seok Park Fellowships ($25,000 Special Fund)

(L to R): Jonathan Valdez, Kisore Sherreitt, Mohuhano Tuikolongahau (not pictured Maho Takahashi)

The Myung Seok Park Fellowships will be established as a Scholarship Fund of the East-West Center through the East-West Center Foundation with a gift of $25,000.  The fund will provide awards for one or more students who have an outstanding academic record and financial need. Dr. Park participated in the East-West Center Institute for Technical Interchange program in 1966-67 and the Culture Learning Institute in 1974.  He received the first EWC Distinguished Alumni Award in 1980 and Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2016.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Kisore Dasi Sherreitt (USA), master's degree student in dance
Maho Takahashi (Japan), master's degree student in linguistics
Mohuhano Tuikolongahau (USA), doctor of Architecture (D Arch) student in architecture
Jonathan Valdez (USA), doctoral student in American Studies

 

Jhamandas Watumull Scholarship Fund ($15,000 Annual Commitment)

Virender Kumar
Phanikumar Kadambari Nageshwara Rao

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. 

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Phanikumar Kadambari Nageshwara Rao (India), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow
Virender Kumar (India), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow

 

Richard Turbin and Rai Saint Chu Scholarships ($25,000 Special Fund)

East-West Center Board of Governors Chair Richard Turbin and his wife, Rai Saint Chu, have established the Richard Turbin and Rai Saint Chu Scholarships with a gift of $25,000 to provide awards to students who have an outstanding academic record and financial need with a preference for students from China.
 

Dennis Zvinakis Awards ($25,000 Special Fund)

Ivee Cruz

The Dennis Zvinakis Awards will fund awards for one or more students with an outstanding academic record and a demonstrated interest in other cultures.  The fellowships will be awarded to deserving Degree Fellows and APLP participants from Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and the United States.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Crivir "Ivee" Cruz (USA), doctoral degree student in education
Christopher Quang Zobrist (USA), Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow