HPU scholarship rewards religious activities

  [ Dr. Frank E. Butterworth and wife Irene ]
Dr. & Mrs. Frank Butterworth

Hawaii Pacific University has established a new scholarship for incoming freshmen and transfer students who are actively involved in their religious communities. Beginning in the fall, a 100 percent tuition-only scholarship will be awarded to four new students each year. The Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Butterworth Scholarship is open to members of any organized religion or faith, and is renewable until completion of a bachelor’s degree.

The scholarship was established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Butterworth for their dedication to higher education in Hawaii and for their support and loyalty to Hawaii Pacific University. A long-time HPU trustee, Dr. Butterworth retired in 1973 as the superintendent for the United Methodist Churches in Hawaii. Since that time, Dr. Butterworth and his wife, Irene, have dedicated their lives to raising money to fund the college education of students from the Pacific Islands.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of any organized religion or faith in Hawaii or in the Pacific Islands, actively involved in his or her religious community, be nominated by the leadership representing his or her religious organization, and be an accepted entering freshman at HPU with a 3.5 high school GPA or a transfer student with a 3.00 GPA and 24 college credits.

All religious faiths and denominations are invited to nominate one student each year who has applied and been formally accepted for admission to Hawaii Pacific University. For more information about this scholarship, contact the Office of Scholarships and Honors Program at 543-8029. Deadline for submission of nomination for the fall 2003 semester is February 15, 2003.

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