Saltchuk Hawaii Companies give $150,000 to fund scholarships for neighbor island MBA students
October 10, 2016
The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa received an gift of $150,000 for scholarships from Saltchuk Hawai‘i companies, which is comprise of Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaii Petroleum, and Young Brothers. Since 2006, Saltchuk Resources, Inc. and its Saltchuk Hawaii companies have donated approximately $680,000 in scholarships to the Shidler College of Business, affirming their commitment to developing future business leaders on the Neighbor Islands and supporting the communities they serve.
The scholarship gift will be used to help Neighbor Island students enrolled in the 2016-2018 Distance Learning Executive MBA program. The scholarship will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island and be a State of Hawai‘i resident.
Distance Learning Executive MBA student A. Eunny Cook from Maui said, “I am sincerely grateful to Saltchuk Hawaii Companies for their substantial scholarship. This scholarship has afforded all of us from the neighbor island to come together and be part of this transformational experience.”
The 22-month 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 program enables students to expand their business perspectives, sharpen their business skills, build professional networks and earn their MBA degrees—all without leaving their island.