Saltchuk gives Schidler College of Business $140,000 for scholarships
May 12, 2014
Saltchuk Hawaii Companies Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii Petroleum, and Young Brothers give $140,000 for scholarships at the Shidler College of Business
Scholarships support Neighbor Island students in the Distance Learning Executive MBA program.
HONOLULU – The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has received a scholarship gift of $140,000 from Saltchuk Hawaii companies, including Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaii Petroleum and Young Brothers, to help neighbor island students obtain an MBA. The scholarships will be awarded to students entering the 2014-2016 cohort of the Distance Learning Executive MBA program starting this Fall, and will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai or Hawaii Island and be a State of Hawaii resident.
Said Young Brothers President Glenn Hong, “Saltchuk is proud to support Hawaii’s future by emphasizing education and leadership development initiatives. The Shidler College of Business Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides opportunities to neighbor island students with a quality program. Saltchuk is pleased to be able to provide funding to help further the education of Hawaii’s future leaders.”
Added Shidler Dean Vance Roley, “I’m grateful to Saltchuk Hawaii companies for the continuous support of our neighbor island students enrolled in the Distance Learning EMBA program. Since 2006, Saltchuk Resources Inc. and its Saltchuk Hawaii companies have given the Shidler College of Business a total of $530,000 in scholarships, affirming their commitment to developing future business leaders on the neighbor islands and supporting the communities they serve.”
The Distance Learning Executive MBA program provides a unique hybrid approach to teaching that combines the Internet, state-of-the-art distance learning technology and traditional teaching methods. The 22-month program is intended for professionals living on the neighbor islands and for military personnel on Oahu. The program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees-all without leaving home.
For more information on the Distance Learning Executive MBA program, please visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu/executive.> Back to News