Charles R. Hemenway Scholarship Trust - Leeward Community College

History:  Charles Hemenway, regarded as "the father of the University," was one of the principal founders and nurturing forces of the University of Hawai‘i. More than any other resident during WWII, he is credited with preventing the mass evacuation of Japanese from Hawai‘i after Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Described as “a friend of generations of college students,” his warm friendship and support has impacted generations of families in Hawai‘i. Charles Hemenway & his spouse, Jane Colburn Hemenway, left their entire estate in trust to support scholarships for undergraduate students and the University of Hawai‘i. They desired that selection give great weight to character & qualities of good citizenship, as well as academic merit. Many thousands of students from all campuses have benefited from the Hemenway Scholarship. Their achievements, in earning degrees & becoming productive members of the community, memorialize the generosity of Charles & Jane Hemenway.

Description:  The purpose of this Fund is to assist undergraduate students pursuing a degree or certificate at the University of Hawai‘i Leeward Community College. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
Level:  Undergraduate
High School:  N/A
Residency:  Preference to residents of the State of Hawai‘i.
Enrollment Status:  Full-time or Part-time
Contact Person:  Student Services
Contact Department:  Leeward CC Financial Aid Office
Contact Address:  96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
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Contact Phone:  (808) 455-0606
Contact Email:  [email protected]
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