2021 Scholarship Events (Virtual)

This year's scholarship was held online.

Honoring Shidler's scholarship donors and recipients.

Keynote Speaker Candes Meijide Gentry


Candes Meijide Gentry, BS ’98, MBA ’04, is an accomplished athlete, performer, Miss Hawai‘i 1999 and world traveler. She is a realtor associate with Berkshire Hathaway and past president of Gentry Pacific, Ltd. She also served on several corporate boards at the Gentry Companies and the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii and Miss Hawaii Organization. A scholarship recipient herself, Candes is a Shidler College supporter, and she established the Candes Mejide Gentry Endowed Scholarship for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2007.

Community service is a guiding principle in Candes’ life and several local and national organizations have recognized her, including the American Heart Association’s Cor Vitae Heart Society and National Psoriasis Foundation. She has served as a volunteer and fundraiser for Diamond Head Theatre, Punahou School and Unity Preschool. Candes’ first cookbook, which is co-authored by her son is set to be released this December. She is also working on founding a nonprofit, Eat Pono, which focuses on the principles of source locally, eat nutritiously and live sustainably.

Candes’ onstage performances at Diamond Head Theatre have included productions of “GiGi,” “You Somebody,” “Follies,” “Gypsy;” and the “‘Ilima Awards” ceremonies. Under her label, CMG Records, Candes has recorded and produced nine musical albums, two of which were nominated for Hawaii Music Awards and one which won best Christmas Album. Candes has served as a spokesperson for several local sporting events including the Xterra Triathlon, International Triathlon Union and the Honolulu Triathlon. Her live performances include extensive convention work for MC&A Productions and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Great Aloha Run and the Honolulu Century Ride.

Candes is an accomplished athlete and she has competed in multiple world championship off-road triathlon events and the Kona Ironman. She has completed more than 20 marathons, including the Boston, Chicago and New York City Marathons. Candes is a three-time winner of the Honolulu Marathon Kama‘aina Award and multiple age group award winner at the Waikiki Rough Water, Double Rough Water and Xterra Trail Run World Championship events. She has also completed the 10,023-foot climb from Pā‘ia to the top of Haleakalā and crossed the ‘Au‘au Channel, swimming 13 miles from Maui to Lāna‘i in 2021.

Candes lives in Honolulu with her partner, Steve Shropshire and their 9-year-old son, Poet Hokule‘a.

Undergraduate Speaker Alyssa Mencel


Alyssa Mencel is a senior at the Shidler College of Business, pursuing her bachelor’s in marketing and management information systems. Upon graduating from Henry J. Kasier High School as class valedictorian, she was accepted into the Shidler Direct Admit Program, which admits high-achieving undergraduates as freshman into the college.

She is the 2021 recipient of the J. Edwin Whitlow Fund, Oscar and Rosetta Fish Fund for Excellence, Ralph C. Hook Endowment Fund, and is currently studying abroad at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, as a 2021 recipient of the William R. Johnson, Jr. Study Abroad Scholarship. She has also been a past recipient of the James P.D. Thropp Scholarship, Ralph & Joyce Hook, Jr. Endowed Scholarship, and the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.

An active member of the Shidler community, she has participated in various internships and student clubs and organizations. In her junior year, she was selected to serve as a Shidler Global Leader, an invite-only program for high achieving, community-minded students. Additionally, she has served as student advisor at the Shidler Office of Internship and Career Development, as well as director of student development for Inter-Business Council (IBC), director of corporate relations and human resources for Business Executive Society of Tomorrow (BEST) and is a member of the Information Technology Management Association (ITMA). In 2020, she was named Outstanding Sophomore for the Shidler Business Night Award and is two-time participant of the Fujitsu-Jaims Case Competition.

Outside of Shidler, she has completed internships at DataHouse and Bank of Hawaii, focused on application operations and web development. In addition, she has served as interim youth director coordinating events for Calvary by the Sea. She enjoys hiking, yoga and drawing.

Graduate Speaker Christian Bowman


Christian Bowman is a full-time second year Global MBA student and recipient of both the Dennis Y.M. Ching Memorial Scholarship and the Shidler College of Business Visionary Distinguished Scholarship.

After being cast on the television show Lost, Bowman wanted to learn everything he could about the Entertainment industry. He moved to the mainland and earned his Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin while simultaneously developing a commercial media production company. He also won the Longhorn Creators Foundation award through Mathew McConaughey’s ‘Script to Screen’ course for designing an Honors II class at UT threading the siloed colleges of Marketing, Advertising, Film and Theater.

After his father had a heart attack in Hale’iwa, Christian sold his company and moved back home to Hawaii to help care for him. It was during this time that Christian decided to pursue his MBA at the University of Hawaii with the goal of integrating enterprise media solutions in various organizations using his past experiences in film production.

Christian is currently developing an In-House Media Production team at the Bank of Hawaii. He also continues to work in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer and director, most recently playing the character of Steven Davis on Magnum PI.

Recipient List

Accounting Student Educational Support Fund

Mary Butac, Shainna Estepa, Karly Torii, Alyssa Tugaoen

AFWA - Lotus Yee Cheigh - K.J. Luke Endowed Scholarship

Nanako Nishiyama

Association of Government Accountants of Hawai`i Endowed Scholarship Fund

Karly Torii

Edward & Orpah Barnet Scholarship Fund in TIM

Bryan McAniff

Business Solution Technologies Scholarship for Excellence

Hiu Chung Jo Lau, Fanglin Xu

Robin K. Campaniano Endowed Scholarship

Zachary Matsudo

Roland Casamina and House of Finance, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Jimwell Baja, Chelsea Tajon

T.C. & Angeli Chan Endowed Scholarship Fund

Yamin Zhao

Chew Jay Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Stefani Sakamoto

Stanley and Sandy Lee Chin Endowed Scholarship Fund

Sharon Diep

Carolyn L. Ching Endowed Scholarship

Earvin Joven

Dennis Y.M. Ching Memorial/First Interstate Banking and Finance Program

Devon Baldwin, Nathan Bek, Christian Bowman, Darshit Dave, Alec Lazor, Giovani Martin, Josselin Pagan Tupas, Andrew Paul, Colin Rabanal, Kaela Teilhaber, Jinny Wang, Deran Yamada

Mary Cho Lee Scholarship Fund at Shidler College of Business

Gabrielle De Anda, Lauren Enanoria

City Mill Company, Ltd. / Chung Kun Ai Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

Kaitlyn Victorino

Bob and Edwina Clarke Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

Ruby Aliason, Nolan Olivier

CW Associates, CPAs Endowed Scholarship Fund

Aaran Maldonado

DB Kim jun ki Cultural Foundation & DB Insurance Scholarship at the Shidler College of Business

Mark Ushiroda

Deloitte & Touche Scholarship Endowment Fund

Risa Oue

Robert L. Dove, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Insurance Excellence – Sponsored by HEMIC

Erick Huang, Jennifer Kojima, Michelle Yim

Mark B. Dunkerley Endowed Scholarship Fund

Sofia Acosta

Darleen Morioka Dyer Scholarship Endowment

Alyssa Kawamura, Haley Kunimura

Endowed Scholarship Fund for Beta Alpha Psi

Earvin Joven

Ernst & Young LLP Accounting Scholarship

Victoria Kashiwai

Vance Fawcett Scholarship

Haley Kunimura, Natalie Kwon, Emily Martinez

Financial Executives International – Hawai`i Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Giovani Martin

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

Marcus Mau

The Oscar and Rosetta Fish Fund for Excellence

Jeryll Bernardo, Kelli Chinen, Ila Ferris, Jacob Graham, Sydni Kim, Natalie Kwon, Marcus Mau, Alyssa Mencel, Kaylee Miki, Jenna Muraoka, Stefani Sakamoto, Mark Ushiroda

Peter Fithian Endowed Scholarship at the University of Hawai`i School of Travel Industry Management

Chloe Tiengerd, Alicia Tobey

Eddie Flores, Jr. & Elaine Flores Endowed Scholarship

Kylie Beagles, Miranda Bohac, Rylee Bono, Andrea Darnbrough, Arianna Franklin, Kyle Harmon, Eugene He, Julyssa Hernandez, Jonathan Hicks, Hunter Higgins, Maya Kawano, Emma Kelly, Emma Kim, Kevin Kobuke, Curtis Kwok, Zeb Lakey, Tsz Kin Lam, Melanie Lu, John Mucciarone, Kailee Nakaishi, Noelle Nakaoka, Mckinley Rainey, Brandon Ramos, Stephanie santos, Logan Sharp, Claire Sugawa, Ashley Terrell, Dylan Tran, Alyssa Williams, Amanda Yip

John Stewart Foote Scholarship Fund

Taylour Faasua

Freeman Foundation Asian Study Abroad Program

Nickolas Ashikawa, Jeryll Bernardo, Justina Bui, Kelli Chinen, Dongeun Choi, Sharon Diep, Alissa Higaki, Sydni Kim, Natalie Kwon, Giovani Martin, Elijah-Anakin Shintaku, Michelle Tan, Michelle Yim

Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship Fund

Geralynne Amasol, Shainna Estepa, Zachary Kamiyama, Keith Rondal, Jordynneelynlesly Stevens

Chuck Yim Gee Asia Pacific TIM Scholarship Endowment

Eun bi Kim, Madoka Saegusa, Hana Tsuchiya

Candes Meijide Gentry Endowed Scholarship Fund

Laura Thomas

James A. Hassett/Ernst & Young Endowed Scholarship for Accounting Excellence

Qiao Jing Qiu

Edwin M. Hastings Memorial Scholarship

Sofia Acosta, Kyla Agapay, Tiffany-Alana Agustin, Nicole Andrada, Kimberly Ariola, Keith Asuncion, Marc Bautista, Jacqueline Callejo, Michael Chang, Andrea Falealili, Kaira Fuller, Cole Hogland, Megan Kaneshiro, Moana Kuba, Jade Li, Lawrence Lin, Bryan McAniff, Jasmine Nguyen, Joanne Ordinado, Samuel Selbe, Qijun Shen, Kilala Shigihara, Sanoe Songsong, Hana Tsuchiya, Austin Wong, Jingyu Wu, Zijian Wu

Hau Hee & J.M. Chew Family Endowed Scholarship

Shea Suzumoto

Hawaii Accounting Education Foundation Scholarship Fund

Gianne Canonizado

Hawaii Association of Public Accountants O`ahu Chapter Endowed Scholarship

Malia Olsen

Hawaii Business Magazine Endowed Scholarship

Mackenzie Plunkett

Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship

Ye Jin Lee

Hawaiiana Management Company Dick Gourley Scholarship Fund

Justin Lisoway

Clifford & Blanche Hee Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Thomas and Michael Hee

Angeline Agag, Mikah Agcaoili, Jadan De Lima, Lauren Gilliland, Kaihehau Goo, Carlyn Kagamida, Zenan Li, Kai Lin, Angel Luong, Giovanni Luu, Jessica Matsuda, Asa Viela

H.I.S. Hawaii TIM Scholarship Endowment

Austin Wong

Ralph C. Hook Endowment Fund

Alyssa Mencel

Ralph and Joyce Hook, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Raina Casamina, Sharon Diep

Clinton K. Inouye Scholarship

Kyla Agapay

Institute of Internal Auditors – Hawai`i Chapter Scholarship

Junliang Pang, Alyssa Tugaoen

Kevin Iwamoto Scholarship Endowment

Ethan Tong

Iwasaki Scholarships Foundation, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Jiwoo Han, Rachel Hwang

JTB Goodwill Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Jiwoo Han

Eva Kaa Scholarship for Excellence

Kirby Clark, Moana Kuba

Tadami and Kimei Kamitaki Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Keri Yokoyama

Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Executive MBA Endowed Scholarship

Tina Kayne, David Nguyen, Shannon Terayama

Randy Karns Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Accountancy

Dane Takeshita

Kaua'i Alumni Business Scholarship

Kimberly Matutina

Hichiro & Lily Kobayashi Travel Industry Scholarship

Jacqueline Callejo

Kook Min Hur Scholarship

Sydni Kim, Natalie Kwon

KPMG LLP Scholarship for Accounting Excellence

Sydni Kim, Christopher Liu

Nolan & Jane Kramer Scholarship in Travel Industry Management

Laurynn Armstrong, Jasmine Nguyen

Azamat Kumykov Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

Kelli Chinen

Lam Family Endowed Scholarship

Lok Tong Lei, Yawen Li, Qingxin Yuan

Daniel B.T. & Evelyn Y.Q. Lau Shidler Graduate Fellowship Endowment

Kaela Teilhaber

Jeffrey Daniel and Susan Tilden Lau Scholarship

Anthony Chang

Terry Lee Scholarship for Excellence

Cienna Abara, KC Bell, Sherise Chan, Brandon Chin, Carolei Edra, Trinity Halemano-Reed, Kaya Ishimine, Samyrna Jones, Tyler Kato, Reese Kisaba, Jack Kobayashi, Melanie Lu, Rachel Lu, Taylor Oda, Daniella Pasion, Aubrey Skedeleski, Shayla Spotkaeff, Kehvee Teshima, Eugene Todd

Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Executive MBA Scholarship

Tina Kayne, David Nguyen, Shannon Terayama

Robert H.Y. Leong & Company Endowed Scholarship

Eric Choy, Hai Ying Li, Biyu Lin, Kimberly Yim

May and Richard Leung Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kun Li, Baifeng Wang

J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Scholarship Fund

Sara Nishiie

Masters of Accounting Endowed Scholarship Fund

Christopher Kobayashi

Todd Kiyo Matsuda Endowed Scholarship

Deran Yamada

Maui Alumni Business Scholarship

Lilyan Gat, Hunter Higgins

The Marian Miccio Memorial Scholarship Fund

Antonio Luna

Dr. Irene Takei Miura Scholarship Endowment in Business

Kaylee Miki

Grace Mizuko Miyawaki Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Jitsuo and Sawa Doi Miyawaki

Jasci Ligsay

William J. Mullahey Scholarship Fund

Abaigael Sigman

Jack and Zelie Myers Endowed Scholarship Fund

Karly Torii

N&K CPAs, Inc. Endowed Scholarship for Accounting Excellence

Nanako Nishiyama

Thomas E. Nichols and Debra S. Nichols Endowed Scholarship

Lilyan Gat

Mavis Nikaido MHRM Scholarship

Lisa Knutson, Christine Shimomura, Serena Speer

Hideo Noguchi International Scholarship Fund in the Center for Japanese Global Investment & Finance

Jeryll John Bernardo

Ohana Foster Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

D’Angelo Beltrame

The Hisaji Onoye Endowed Scholarship Fund

Marcus Bui, Ciarra Cabo, Kylee Dean-Kobatake

C. Dudley Pratt, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Joseph Mccool

The Martin Pray-IHRG Industry Scholarship Fund in the School of Travel Industry Management

Malia Braaten, Moana Kuba, Austin Wong

Sales & Marketing Executives Honolulu Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Stephanie Lee Uyeda

Abigail Badua, Angelika Galanza

Ed & Katie Schell Scholarship at the Shidler College of Business

Mary Butac

Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

Angeline Agag, Raina Casamina, Jillian Felipe, Sarah Fusato, Sydney Griffiths, Mika Hada, Kiryn Komata, Catherine Mount, Kelly Nitta, Sydney Sakanoi, Andrew Taguchi, Haley Torres, Sabrina Weaver

Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

Clement Li, Marisa Pangan-Hosokawa, Joseph Petty

Shidler College of Business Endowed Scholarship for Future Leaders

Dongeun Choi, Rosalyn Kagimoto

Shidler College of Business Visionary Distinguished Scholarship

Christian Bowman, Brett Choy, Luke Kimura, Joseph Mccool, Josselin Pagan Tupas, Andrew Paul, Terrilynn Smith, Victoria Wheeler, Renyao Zhang

SKAL International Hawaii Scholarship

Moana Kuba

John & Lorraine Stringfellow Scholarship

Angelika Galanza, Alyssa Kawamura, Hannah Sabey, Michelle Tan

Manuel R. Sylvester Endowed Scholarship for Accounting Excellence

Yiyun Xu

The Marge Sylvester Scholarship Fund

Rebby Miranda, Michelle Yim

The Matt & Erin Takamine Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

Heesun Choi

James P.D. Thropp Scholarship for the Shidler College of Business

Yosef Ben Gershom, Megan Blazak, Mikaela Bolling, Matthew Maloney, Marcus Mau, Jenna Muraoka, Brialyn Onodera, Allegra Petras, Shelly Preza, Sophia Saindon-Davies, Cassandra Smith, Travis Winters

TIM International Alumni Scholarship Endowment

Joanne Ordinado

Howard and Vivian Todo Scholarship Fund

Vincent Wang

Elena L. H. Tom Scholarship Endowment at the UH Manoa School of Travel Industry Management

Kiralee Tanaka

Betty and Allan Totoki Family Endowed Scholarship

Devin Li, Cobalt Zucker

Travel Industry Management Student Aid Fund

Taylor Alania, Heaven Bartolome, Sheeree Caragdag, Amaya Dumlao, Kanon Gomi, Adelina Gonzalez, Eric Heinonen, Hitomi Kawahara, Shio Kondo, Alec Lau, Samantha Lynch, Yuzu Muranaka, Moeka Okamoto, Kiara Omi, Ngoc Chau Otsuka, Wing Yan Poon, Gabriel Porras, Hailey Silva, Shiho Tanifuji, Ting Xue, Miku Yamase

Travel Weekly Educational Opportunity Fund

Michael Chang, Paige Coppedge

Keith Vieira Endowment for Kama'aina Student Scholarship

Emily Martinez

Frank Watase Scholarship Fund

Kyleen Pascual

Jhamandas Watumull Business Scholarship

Shafkat Anowar

J. Edwin Whitlow Fund

Justina Bui, Kelli Chinen, Sydni Kim, Alyssa Mencel, Jathryn Racasa

J. Watumull Merit Scholarship Fund

Kyle Conner, Erich Krueger

SKAL International Hawaii - W. James Whyte Scholarship

Zijian Wu

William R. Johnson, Jr. Study Abroad Endowment

Kelsey Arreza, Ila Ferris, Alyssa Mencel, Mark Ushiroda

Patrick T.W. and Carol U. Wong Endowed Scholarshp

Brittany Matthews

Eiro and Alice Yamada Endowed Scholarship

Janelle Espiritu

Mark J.C. Yee and Victor A. Kawainui Endowed Scholarship

Xiazhi Wang

Scholarships Currently Not Awarded

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car Shidler Scholarship Fund
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car TIM Scholarship Fund
  • Financial Planning Association of Hawaii Scholarship
  • Freeman Foundation Asian Fellowship Program
  • Hawaii Moving Forward Endowed Scholarship
  • Eva Kaa Scholarship for Excellence
  • Barbara McKeever Scholarship Fund
  • Northwestern Mutual Hawaii Endowed Scholarship for Excellence
  • People’s Republic of China Professional Training Program
  • Frank Watase Scholarship Fund
  • Manuel L. August, Jr. Scholarship for Excellence
  • BEST Alumni Endowed Scholarship
  • John H. Bing, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for the Shidler College of Business
  • John H. Bing, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for the School of Travel Industry Management
  • John and Mary Lou Brogan Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. N. H. Paul Chung Scholarship Endowment
  • Florence Hutson Driskel Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Claire S. Durham Endowed Scholarship for International Excellence
  • EMBA Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Ralph S. Inouye Co., LTD Endowment in Honor of Professor K.K. Seo
  • Moses M. Lo and Sheila M. D. Lo Endowed Scholarship
  • James P. McKeever Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • MIS Career Choice Scholarship
  • Michael & Judy Pietsch Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Wolf and Diane Reitsperger Endowed Merit Scholarship Fund
  • Ulrike and Toufiq Siddiqi Student Travel Endowment
  • TIM Student Educational Opportunity Fund
  • The Mike and Deborah Washofsky Endowed Graduate Executive Education Scholarship
  • Reginald Worthley and Eve Shere Endowed Scholarship for Excellence