Help Grow An Existing Fund
Contributions of any size are welcome to help grow these existing funds:

East-West Center Alumni Scholarship Fund


All alumni and friends of the East-West Center are welcome to designate their gifts to the East-West Center Alumni Scholarship Fund.  Participants who have completed at least one year on award as EWC affiliate students are eligible for partial scholarships through this fund.  Because this is not an endowment, gifts to the fund are available for immediate use.

East-West Center Association Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund

Back row (L-R): Robert James Moore, Seung Woo Yang, Mohuhano Tuikolongahau, Zhening Zhang, Devereaux Talagi
Front row (L - R): Soksamphoas Im, Sindhu Vasireddy, Elyssa Juline Santos, Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage


EWC alumni established this endowment fund to support student scholarships as their legacy to help future generations of students participate in EWC education programs.  All contributions are welcome.  Contributions can be made in the form of cash, bequest/trust, appreciated securities, or life insurance.  The funds are placed in the EWC Foundation’s Endowment Fund, and held in perpetuity.  Income from the investment of these funds is used to fund student scholarships.


2016 EWCA Alumni Scholarship Recipients:

Soksamphoas Im (Cambodia), doctoral student in political science
Robert James Moore (USA), doctoral student in business
Elyssa Juline Santos (USA/Guam), master's degree student in Pacific Island studies
Nipuni Sirimalwatta Vithanage (Sri Lanka), doctoral student in botany
Devereaux Talagi (Niue), doctoral student in economics
Mohuhano Tuikolongahau (USA/Tonga), doctor of architecture (D Arch) student in Architecture
Sindhu Vasireddy (India), doctoral student in economics

Seung Woo Yang (USA), master's degree student in Asian studies
Zhening Zhang (China), master' of science student in entomology

George R. Ariyoshi Fund


This fund honoring America’s first governor of Japanese ancestry was established through generous grants from the Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society.  The George R. Ariyoshi Fund provides financial support to degree students who may need additional assistance with airfare, housing or living expenses.

The Nainoa Thompson Fund


The Nainoa Thompson Fund was established by the Asia Pacific Leadership Program class of 2005 as a Legacy Project in honor of Hawaiian master navigator, Nainoa Thompson.  The fund provides scholarship support to meritorious APLP fellows who are unable to meet the full cost of program participation.