$150,000 award for Warrior Football Summer School Scholarship programUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Director of Communications
Waterhouse Charitable Trust has awarded $150,000 to support the UH Warrior Football Summer School Scholarship program which funds summer school session costs including fees, tuition, housing and meals.
“We are most grateful to the Waterhouse Charitable Trust for providing our student athletes with an important opportunity to succeed academically and graduate on time,” said Nā Koa Football Club Executive Director, Kimberly Fujiuchi. Nā Koa Football Club is the official booster club supporting the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Warrior Football Program.
The UH Warrior Football Summer School Scholarship program helps student-athletes succeed academically and on the field. The NCAA has eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen and current student-athletes requiring performance levels in core courses as well as minimum credit hours. Summer school enables players to keep on track to reach their number one goal of graduating from college while allowing them to meet NCAA requirements and remain eligible to play.
“The UH Warrior Football Summer School Scholarship Program allows Warrior Football players to balance school and participation in athletics,” said Football Coach Norman Chow. “The program is especially important to students majoring in the sciences who may not be able to complete difficult lab courses during the busy season when they are frequently traveling. The summer program also allows transfer students an opportunity to catch up and make progress toward their degree.” Chow concluded, “For incoming freshmen the summer school program is especially key to helping students make a smooth transition from high school to college, and ease into the demanding life of a collegiate athlete.”
The goal of the UH Warrior Football Summer School Scholarship Program is to graduate all of its football players in 5 years or less and maximize players’ eligibility. The timing of the summer program coincides with the two summer sessions offered by UH Mānoa’s Outreach College and includes summer courses in UH Mānoa’s summer Cross and Extension terms.
“I’d like to thank my team at Waterhouse - Carrie Wong, Sam Cooke, Mike Irish, Allan Kitagawa and Bob Sasaki for all the work they do to help us make meaningful philanthropic investments in our community,” said Chairman of Waterhouse, Inc. Stanley Mukai. He continued, “The UH Warrior Football Program enriches our community, and we are very pleased to be able to support the players in this important way.”
To learn how you can support the UH Warrior Football program, please contact Kim Fujiuchi at Kim@NaKoa.org or (808) 956-8186
You can also make a secure gift online at http://www.nakoa.org/donate/
For more information, visit: www.uhfoundation.org