The Roland Kotani Endowment Fund Student Scholarship (2013-2014)
This endowment was established by the family and friends of the late State Representative Roland Kotani who was influential in the development of the Ethnic Studies Department and in a revitalized effort to engage Hawaii's young people in progressive politics. It is intended to assist students who share Kotani's interest in social change as a means of empowering people. The fund will allow students to conduct research in areas of Hawaii's multiethnic histories and communities, social movements and political economy.
Award: The Ethnic Studies Department will award a scholarship of One Thousand Dollars ($1000) for the academic school year, 2013-2014.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who are at junior or senior level and are Ethnic Studies majors or enrolled in the Ethnic Studies Certification Program. The applicant will be required to undertake a semester of community research or service learning project and enroll in ES 380 (Field Work) and/or ES 399 (Directed Reading) under the supervision of an Ethnic Studies faculty. Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 3.00 GPA in social science course work.
Application: The application should include a cover letter, two letters of recommendation, one from a UH faculty and one from a person knowledgable in the selected field of study; and a two-page description of the proposed community service learning project or research paper, including rationale, previous service learning experience (if any), and goals.
Due Date: March 1, 2013. Please submit or mail applications to:
Dr. Ibrahim Aoude
ATTN: The Roland Kotani Endowment Fund/Student Scholarship
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road, George 301
Honolulu, HI 96822
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