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Endowed scholarship at UH Manoa grants full tuition to high school students

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: Feb 25, 2010

HONOLULU — To ensure that Hawai‘i high school students have the opportunity to attend college, Nancy C. Manley pledged $200,000 to establish the Timothy M. and Nancy C. Manley Chancellor’s Achievement Endowed Scholarship.
In the 1940s, Nancy wanted to go to college but did not have the financial means. It was a difficult and painful experience for Nancy, one that she could never forget. For that reason, and to honor her brilliant and beloved husband, she wants to help extremely bright and motivated students who need assistance and will benefit from this scholarship.
The purpose of this fund is to recruit high-achieving Hawai‘i high school graduates to attend the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, supporting them through up to four consecutive years. These funds will go toward tuition, books, fees and other costs associated with the student’s attendance. Recipients may also be offered an automatic invitation to join the UH Mānoa Honors Program, which provides opportunities for talented and motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies.
“How wonderful, especially during these tough times, to provide opportunities for Hawai‘i’s top high school students to pursue their academic dreams here at home. We’re grateful to Nancy Manley for creating a scholarship that helps Hawai‘i students do just that,” said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Nancy and her late husband Timothy, who passed away in 2003, led an exciting life together. Nancy was a devoted wife who enjoyed the freedom to travel around the world with Timothy, a loving, brilliant and accomplished man. He was a marine during WWII as a second lieutenant and later worked for the U.S. State Department as a foreign services officer. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from UH Mānoa in languages, linguistics and literature. He spoke several languages. Timothy later attended law school at night obtaining his degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Timothy M. and Nancy C. Manley Chancellor’s Achievement Endowed Scholarship is also intended to complement and enhance the UH Mānoa Chancellor’s Scholarships, geared to providing financial support for academically accomplished Hawai‘i students.
“We appreciate Nancy Manley’s generous commitment to UH students. The UH Foundation distributes more than $8 million in scholarships to students across the UH system each year, and we are working to raise even more funds for this purpose to assure Hawai‘i’s students have the opportunities that they deserve,” said UH Foundation President & CEO Donna Vuchinich.
For more information about UH Foundation scholarships, please contact Director of Scholarship Development Malia Peters at 956-6311 or
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students matriculate in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas. For more information, visit
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships.