C. Dudley Pratt, Jr. Scholarship

History:  This endowed scholarship for evening MBA students is being established by C. Dudley Pratt, Jr. to commemorate his graduation in 1971 from the same program. Mr. Pratt enrolled at the University of Hawai'i in 1967, at 40 years of age, while working full-time at Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). Despite two, one-year neighbor island work assignments on Maui and the Big Island in 1969 and 1970, he was able to graduate in May 1971 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Dudley was promoted to vice president of HECO in 1971, and president & CEO in 1981. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) in 1989 to become a trustee of the Estate of James Campbell until 1997.

Mr. Pratt saw a need to enroll for an MBA saying that as he was promoted up in management he realized that his previous education (bachelor's and a master's degree in civil engineering from Yale University in 1950 and 1951) did not fully prepare him for especially the financial expertise required at higher office levels. This endowed scholarship is established in recognition of what the MBA degree did to prepare Mr. Pratt for the presidency of HECO and later HEI.

Description:  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the evening MBA program at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Shidler College of Business. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (tuition, books, fees, etc.).
Level:  Graduate
High School:  N/A
Residency:  State of Hawai'i resident
GPA:  3.0
Enrollment Status:  Full-time or part-time
Contact Person:  Office of Student Academic Services
Contact Department:  Shidler College of Business
Contact Address:  2404 Maile Way, BusAd B101
Honolulu, HI 96822
Contact Website:  http://shidler.hawaii.edu/scholarships
Contact Phone:  808-956-8215
Contact Email:  [email protected]
Application Info:  http://www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship
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