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In 2019 we created the Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship. Its primary objective is to encourage Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship is recurring in nature. In other words, recipients receive $1,000 per year until they graduate (5 year maximum).

Last year we awarded three recipients, triple what we did in 2019 when Nick Wong was our inaugural awardee.

This year, I am pleased to announce we again tripled our reach and expanded to nine new scholarship recipients. In effect, we’ve tripled our recipient base for the second year in a row.

As a recap, we now have a total of 13 scholarship recipients, 12 of whom will receive $1,000 before fall semester starts. The thirteenth, Nick Wong, is taking a break from college and now works with us at Paubox.


Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship Criteria

  • Native Hawaiian
  • Pursuing a STEM related major
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university



2021 Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship recipients

Without further ado, here are the 2021 Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship recipients:

  • Kyrie Bartolome: Oregon Institute of Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Kawehi Cabuzel: University of Southern California, Digital Media
  • Hailey Grace Michimoto Fevella: Kapi’olani Community College, Biology
  • Gabriella Kanoa: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Civil Engineering
  • Owali Moeai: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Computer Science
  • Taysia Morioka: University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering
  • Joshua Parker: Harvard University, Computer Science
  • Anna Marie Dumlao Puaala: Bates College, Biochemistry
  • Ariell Siliado: University of Hawaii at Hilo, Biology


Kyrie Bartolome


Kyrie will be attending the Oregon Institute of Technology and majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Kyrie is a graduate of Waiakea High School.


Kawehi Cabuzel


Kawehi will be attending the University of Southern California with plans to major in Digital Media or Computer Science.

Kawehi is a graduate of Hawaii Preparatory Academy.


Hailey Grace Michimoto Fevella


Hailey will be attending Kapi’olani Community College in the fall to focus on its Medical Lab Technician Program.

Hailey is a graduate of Mililani High School.


Gabriella Kanoa


Gabriella will be a junior at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she is majoring in Civil Engineering. She plans to someday give back to the Hawaiian community with her engineering background.

Gabriella is a graduate of Seabury Hall.


Owali Moeai


Owali will be attending Brigham Young University – Hawaii and studying Computer Science.

Owali is a graduate of Hana High & Elementary School, where he was Valedictorian of his class.


Taysia Morioka

Taysia will be attending University of Michigan and studying Chemical Engineering.

Taysia is a graduate of Iolani School.


Joshua Parker

Joshua will be attending Harvard University and studying Computer Science.

Joshua is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus.


Anna Marie Dumlao Puaala

Anna will be attending Bates College and studying Biochemistry.

Anna is a graduate of Farrington High School, where she was Valedictorian of her class.


Ariell Siliado

Ariell will be attending University of Hawaii at Hilo and studying Biology.

Ariell is a graduate of Waimea High School.


See Related: Paubox Kahikina Scholarship Broadens to all Hawaiian STEM Majors

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