During the turnover of the scholarship checks yesterday at the bank’s Gualo Rai branch on Middle Road yesterday, FHB president and chief operating officer Bob Harrison said they appreciate all the support they get from the community toward educational projects and they are happy to help students attain their goals.

TransPacific Group of Companies president Johnnie Fong said they are honored to help young people to further their education.

Fong said since 2006, the program has awarded a total of $102,130 in scholarships to deserving students.

This year’s recipients are Keneisha Parks who got $1,830; Jatanna Sherise Cabrera,  $1,775; and Marie Luise Del Carmen,  $1,925.

Lydia Parks, Keneisha Parks’ mother who attended the ceremony yesterday as her daughter was in school, said they were very happy with the award.

“We were not expecting it, but it can really help a lot toward my daughter’s education,” she said.

Cabrera said the scholarship money she received will be used to pay for tuition and buy books. Like Keneisha Parks, she is also taking accounting.

“It was a stiff competition for the scholarship, I know. We had to write an essay and meet all the other requirements but I’m really happy that my application was among those chosen,” Cabrera said.

Del Carmen, who is taking business management, said  the scholarship money she received can go a long way to help pay for her tuition and books.

“Applying for the scholarship was risky because there were so many of us and we had to submit a lot of requirements. I consider being chosen as one of the scholarship recipients as a big accomplishment and I’m very thankful for the chance FHB and Guam Business Magazine gave to us to apply for scholarships,” Del Carmen said.

On behalf of NMC, Dean of Academic Programs & Services Barbara Merfalen extends the college’s gratitude to FHB and Guam Business Magazine for giving their students a chance to receive scholarships.{jcomments off}

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