The Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship

Encouraging Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM

The primary objective of the Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship is to encourage Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

The scholarship is recurring in nature. In other words, recipients receive $1,000 per year until they graduate.

See related: The big ideas behind the Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship

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Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship requirements

  • Native Hawaiian
  • Pursuing a STEM-related major
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Annually publish content on your college journey

Calendar of Events

21 December 2022: Winter Networking lunch at The Pacific Club

1 January 2023: Application period opens (Apply here)

31 May 2023: Application deadline

1 July 2023: Class of 2023 recipients chosen

15 July 2023: Class of 2023 recipients announced

1 August 2023: Zoom Social Mixer for all recipients and advisors

21 December 2023: Winter Networking lunch at The Pacific Club



Class of 2022

Kapaeloa Aki

Kapaeloa Aki

Brigham Young University-Hawaii
(Kamehameha Schools Hawaii)

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Miranda Burigsay

Miranda Burigsay

Creighton University
(Kamehameha Schools Kapalama)

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Dylan Dinio

Dylan Dinio

Northeastern University
(Iolani School)

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Montana Lagat

Montana Lagat

Stanford University
(Kamehameha Schools Hawaii)

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Taylor Moniz

Taylor Moniz

Columbia University
(Kamehameha Schools Kapalama)

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Bryan Pontanilla

Bryan Pontanilla

Portland State University
(Maui High School)

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Allena Villanueva

Allena Villanueva

University of Southern California
(Punahou School)

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Harlee Wong

Harlee Wong

Chaminade University
(Kapolei High School)

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Shaley Yoshizu

Shaley Yoshizu

Penn State University-Harrisburg
(Kamehameha Schools Kapalama)

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Class of 2021

Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Kyrie Bartolome

Kyrie Bartolome

Oregon Institute of Technology
(Waiakea High School)

2022 update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Kawehi Cabuzel

Kawehi Cabuzel

University of Southern California
(Hawaii Preparatory Academy)

2022 update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Hailey Grace Michimoto

Hailey Grace Michimoto Fevella

Kapiolani Community College
(Mililani High School)

2022 update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Gabriella Kanoa

Gabriella Kanoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa
(Seabury Hall)

2022 update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Owali Moeai

Owali Moeai

Brigham Young University – Hawaii
(Hana High & Elementary School)

2022 update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Taysia Morioka

Taysia Morioka

University of Michigan
(Iolani High School)

2022 Update

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker

Harvard University
(Kamehameha Schools Kapalama)

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Anna Marie Puaala

Anna Marie Dumlao Puaala

Bates College
(Farrington High School)

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Ariell Siliado

Ariell Siliado

University of Hawaii at Hilo
(Waimea High School)

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Class of 2020

Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Alyssa Lyman

Alyssa Lyman

Purdue University
(Kamehameha Schools Kapalama)

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Profile for 2021 scholarship winner Kobe Lilio

Kobe Lilio

George Fox University
(Kamehameha Schools Maui)

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Profile for 2020 scholarship winner lauren kwee

Lauren Kwee

Harvard University
(Punahou School)

2022 update: Why apply

2021 update: Why apply

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Class of 2019

Scholarship origin

The Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship is named after Paubox Founder Hoala Greevy’s grandmother, Mabel Kahikina Mansfield (Pohina).

There is mana behind the name Kahikina. We encourage all Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship recipients to discover this on their own, as part of their college journey.

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