HCC sophomore winner of two police scholarships 05-20-04

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MAY 20, 2004

Scholarship Winner
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER – Avis Yoshioka, third from left, is awarded both the “Kenneth K. Keliipio Memorial Scholarship” and the “Ronald ‘Shige’ Jitchaku Memorial Scholarship.” Looking on is Hawaii Community College Interim Chancellor Shirley Daniel, Interim Dean of Instruction Noreen Yamane and Detective Greg Esteban of the East Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section.


The Hawaii Police Commemorative Fund announced a recipient of two scholarships offered through the Hawaii Community College.

Avis Yoshioka, a sophomore at the Hawaii Community College, was recently awarded the “Kenneth K. Keliipio Memorial Scholarship” and the “Ronald ‘Shige’ Jitchaku Memorial Scholarship.” Both $500 scholarships are funded by the Hawaii Police Commemorative Fund through its annual fundraising events.

Yoshioka graduated from James B. Castle High School on Oahu. She is majoring in Administration of Justice and Liberal Arts, where she has maintained a 3.46 grade point average. Upon completion, of studies at the Hawaii Community College, she plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Hawaii.

Yoshioka said that she is thankful for the scholarship, which has helped financially toward realizing her long-term objective, which is to become a counselor or a social worker in Hawaii.

Information about the scholarships can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

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