Scholarships awarded to 7 students from GCC, UOG

RECIPIENTS: First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine award $12,285 in scholarships to seven Guam college students. From left are Narlin Manalo, vice president of private banking, First Hawaiian Bank; Guam Community College students Kieth Ashley Nonato; Cyndal Abad; Jamie Freitas; and Helen Garcia; University of Guam student Flori-Anne Dela Cruz; and Maureen Maratita, publisher, Glimpses of Guam. Not pictured are UOG students Amery Jane Madeloso and Jeanie Nyguyen. Lannie Walker/The Guam Daily Post

Seven Guam college students received $12,285 on Friday as the recipients of the First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswomen of the Year Scholarship.

University of Guam students Flori-Anne Dela Cruz, Amery Jane Madeloso and Jeanie Nguyen, and Guam Community College students Helen Garcia, Kieth Ashley Nonato, Jamie Freitas and Cyndal Abad were awarded scholarship funds in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

The students were selected based on their total credit hours for the semester, grade-point average, involvement in the community and potential success in business, according to a press release.

"We are very happy with the fact we can award these scholarships to these students who work very hard both academically and in extracurricular activities," said Maureen Maritita, publisher at Glimpses of Guam.

Delay for CNMI students

Maritita said funds also will be awarded to students in the CNMI.

"We are very sad we have to delay awarding scholarships on Saipan due to the situation with the college, but as soon as we can we will be supporting the students there, when Northern Marianas Collage recovers from Supertyphoon Yutu," she said.

The program has awarded a total of $261,975 to 132 students in the region since 2006. Funds for the scholarship are raised through an annual Business Woman of the Year Gala.