Kaimana Idica wins 4-year scholarship to HPU

Kaimana Idica of Kamehameha Schools Maui High School is among four Hawaii seniors to win a full four-year scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University. The students competed in the #HPU4Hawaii Scholarship Challenge — an annual competition that rewards students for their academic achievements and the development of original ideas that will positively impact Hawaii’s future.

“Designed to encourage Hawaii’s youth to think creatively about solutions that positively impact the state, and the world, the challenge is a sample of the type of innovative learning curriculum students can expect at HPU,” said Greg Grauman, vice president of enrollment management at HPU. “It’s a privilege to help these young minds actively confront and solve problems in their home state. We are honored to be a part of these students’ journey to make tangible difference in Hawaii.”

Following the #HPU4 Hawaii Scholarship Challenge workshops this past October and the final stage of the competition, where finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of judges earlier last month, the four students were surprised with the announcement at their respective schools.

The selected students now have the opportunity to take advantage of a full-tuition scholarship to develop strategic and practical skills they can apply directly to their communities and the world.