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The Heyum Endowment Fund was established by the late R. Renée Heyum, former Curator of the Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, to assist Pacific Islanders receive education and/or training in Hawai'i. Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for the 2001-2002 academic year. The first payment of $1,500 will be made at the beginning of the fall semester 2001. Contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, the second payment of $1,500 will be made at the beginning of the spring semester 2002.

Applicants must be indigenous to the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, or Polynesia, enrolled for academic credit as graduate or undergraduate students at a campus of the University of Hawai'i. Pacific Island students enrolled in non-credit education and/or training programs may also be considered for assistance. The selection committee will review each applicant's academic performance, potential to make a contribution to their country of origin, and need for financial support.

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application that includes a statement describing academic interests and a plan of study for the 2001-2002 academic year; (2) relevant transcripts of previous academic work; and (3) three letters of recommendation. Applicants are responsible to contact their referees and arrange for letters to be mailed directly to the Director, Center for Pacific Islands Studies (address below).

Applications are due on May 15, 2001 and should be addressed to:

Director Center for Pacific Islands Studies 1890 East-West Road, Moore 215 Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

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