College of Business Announces BIZ4GOOD Scholarship Challenge

October 27, 2015


Honolulu, Hawaii — The Hawai‘i Pacific University College of Business has announced a new scholarship program that will award up to ten four-year, full-tuition merit scholarships to deserving Hawaii high school seniors. Titled the HPUBIZ4GOOD Scholarship Challenge, the new program will reward students based on their original ideas on how to positively impact Hawaii.

“We encourage our Hawaii high school seniors to think of how they can positively impact Hawaii and we’ll provide them with tools — both in the contest’s Biz4Good workshop, and with an HPU education — to help them turn their ideas into reality,” said Deborah Crown, Dean of the College of Business.

The challenge begins with students posting their ideas to their own social media feeds with the hashtag #HPUbiz4good. The post need only contain a picture that represents their idea and one or two sentences explaining what they want to do and why. Students posting by November 18 will be invited to a free, half-day workshop on November 21 at HPU’s Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) campus, where they will learn how to develop their ideas into reality. While the students are learning how to further their ideas, their parents will learn about Hawai‘i Pacific University’s programs, student life, and the details of the scholarships being awarded.

Following the workshop, each student will have until February 18 to submit a brief biography along with a short video and paper fully explaining his or her idea. All students with complete submissions will be invited to the final competition on February 18 at the ATM campus, where they will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges comprised of local business leaders. Up to ten four-year, full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors that evening.

“So many of our high school seniors have amazing ideas about how to positively impact Hawaii. Starting with something as simple as a tweet, we want to help them take their ideas, grow them, and develop themselves as leaders,” Crown said. “That’s why we’re holding a contest with an opportunity for up to ten students to receive a fully-paid college education right at home.”

More information is available at www.hpu.edu/HPUBIZ4GOOD

To learn more about this challenge, please contact:

Asoke Datta, Ed.D. or 
Steven Hanneman, MBA
HPU College of Business
900 Fort St Mall, Suite 600
Office: (808) 566-2403 / (808) 544-0846