Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Awards

Providing scholarships to students of Rapanui ancestry who wish to further their education is a mission objective of the Easter Island Foundation. We are thrilled, with the help of our partners and donors, to be able to award the following ten scholarships in 2017:

Six Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Scholarships  (totaling $11,525)

Easter Island Foundation Scholarship ($2000)

Georgia Lee Memorial Scholarship ($2000)

 

Fraternal Order of Moai supports the EIF Scholarship program with a huge check!

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At the Luau by the Sea in October 2015, the Red Palms Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai generously donated a scholarship for 2016 from the fundraising efforts of their Chicago Area Tiki Tour earlier in the year. Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Chair), EIF board member Gail Rose, and EIF President Dave Rose were on hand to accept the big check. We are thrilled that FOM has been so generous in supporting EIF’s Scholarship Program! This award of $2000 will be called the Roger Carlson Memorial Scholarship.

We thank all our donors and partners who have contributed to our successful scholarship award program. Since our program began in 2002, we have awarded over $150,000 in scholarships. Donations received in 2016 will be used for scholarships awarded the following year. To make a donation to the scholarship program, please download the form below or contact us:

EIF Scholarship Donation Form

 scholarships “at” islandheritage.org


  Important Information for Applicants

• Applicants must be of Rapanui ancestry and under the age of 35.

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in an institution or university, be in good academic standing and have completed two years of study.

• Students who plan to return to Easter Island to work in their field of study will be given the highest consideration.

• Students must complete the EIF scholarship application form which includes two short essays that describe students’ goals and tell how they will use their education once they graduate. Essays must be written in Spanish, English and Rapanui.

• Applicants must submit a transcript of their grades from the past two years and a signed letter of recommendation from their academic advisor.

• A recent digital photograph of the applicant must accompany the application; the image may be used to promote the EIF scholarship program and will not be used for any other purposes.

• Scholarship applicants selected will receive one-half of the award at the beginning of the year.

Each recipient must file a formal report to the EIF scholarship committee at the end of the first term, describing his/her progress in the area of study.  After the report is received, the second-half of the award will be disbursed. Students who do not submit a report after the first term may not be awarded the second half of their scholarship. Occasionally the Scholarship Committee, on its own initiative and with the approval of the Board of Directors, will recommend a scholarship outside of the normal application process to an especially deserving Rapanui student.


 2017 Easter Island Foundation Scholarship Winners 

(Student bios will be posted soon)

AmericoLE

Americo Loyola Edmunds (Fraternal Order of Moai Scholarship– $2000)

OscarPJ

Oscar Pakomio Jara (Fraternal Order of Roger Danger Carlson Scholarship – $1525)

Marari_RC

Marari Riroroco Cabezas (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Scholarship– $2000)

EmilouBT

Emilou Benitez Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Ohana Scholarship– $2000)

TipanieBV

Tipanie Blanco Velasquez (Fraternal Order of Moai Scholarship– $2000)

NoahPK

Noah Paoa Kannegiesser (Georgia Lee Memorial Scholarship — $2000)

MaehaLD

Maeha Vaiora Leon Duran  (Fraternal Order of Moai Scholarship– $2000)

Nicanor Andres Machuca Haoa (Easter Island Foundation Scholarship – $2000)  

 


 EIF Scholarship Award Winners, Past and Present

 

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2016 scholarship winners, family members and scholarship committee members.

Left to right: Americo Loyola Edmunds (Fraternal Order of Moai Award); Viki Haoa (Island Scholarship Committee); Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Committee Chair); Marari Riroroco Cabezas (Fraternal Order of Moai Award); Teresita Manutomatoma (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award); Natalia Tuki (Island Scholarship Committee); Kiva Teave Atam (sister of Ma’ara Teave Atam; Fraternal Order of Moai Award); and Oscar Pakomio Jara (Fraternal Order of Moai Roger Danger Carlson Award).

 

A gathering of past and current scholars and family members, EIF committee members and governors (present and former) on 10 February 2013. 

Left to right,  front row:  Catalina Hey (Grandmother of Tiare de la Puente Bernacer); Carolina Hotu Hey (Governor of Easter Island); Elaine Crumpley (EIF scholarship committee); Barbara Tuki Gaete (Mildred R. Donoghue Award 2010, 2011, 2012). Back row:  Tahira Edmunds  (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award 2005); Merahi Atam (Fraternal Order of the Moai Award, 2011, 2012); Charlie Love (EIF Board of Directors); Tiare de la Puente Bernacer (EIF Award 2009, 2012, Friends of Rapa Nui Award 2013); Tavake Riroroco Cabezas (Mildred R. Donoghue Award 2010, 2011, 2012); Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke (Fraternal Order of Moai Award 2013, 2014); Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Chair); Tarita Alarcón Rapu (Fraternal Order of Moai Award 2012; Ananda/Sheree Lipton Award 2013); Rafael Rapu (EIF Award 2012; Brian Scothorne Award and Ananda Foundation/Sheree Lipton Award 2013); Carmen Cardinali, former Governor of Easter Island.

2103 award winners, left to right: Pamina Olivares Paoa, Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke, Laura Tarita Alarcon Rapu, Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Chair), Cecilia Hormazabal Araki; not pictured: Rafael Paoa Rapu.


Updates on some of our past scholarship recipients:        

Ana Huke Fuentes (Fraternal Order of Moai Award, 2010) is now working at the Hare Noi Hotel on Easter island.

     

 Tiare Carolina de la Puente Bernacer (EIF Award, 2009; 2012; Friends of Rapa Nui Award 2014) has been studying medicine at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago; her EIF scholarship helped to make possible her dream to study medicine at one of the most prestigious schools in Chile. She wants to return to the island and work within the community in the local hospital. She is grateful for the EIF scholarship program as it enables Rapanui students to continue their studies.  In 2012, the EIF held a special fundraiser at the welcome banquet at the Easter Island and the Pacific Conference in Santa Rosa, CA, and raised enough money to present Tiare with a second scholarship to assist with continuation of her studies in medicine.

Alan Tepano Haoa (Directors Award, 2008) is now working on the island with archaeologist Sonia Haoa.

Antonio Fernando Muñoz Tuki  (Directors Award, 2007; EIF Award, 2006)


 Complete List of Past Scholarship Recipients

2016

Ma’ara Teave Atam (Fraternal Order of Moai Award — $2000)

Francisca Martinez Pakarati (Mana Award for Environmental Studies — $1000)

Ariki Merino Rapu (Easter Island Foundation Award — $2000)

Americo Loyola Edmunds (Fraternal Order of Moai Award — $2000)

Oscar Pakomio Jara (Fraternal Order of Moai Roger Danger Carlson Award — $2000)

Francisca Pakomio Villanueva (Haka’ara Award — $1000)

Teresita Mihi Tiare Manutomtoma Hotus (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award — $2000)

Marari Riroroko Cabezas (Fraternal Order of Moai Award — $2000)

Ghislaine Tepano Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Award — $500)

Pechquinco Passalaqua Hucke (Rosita & Nicolas Haoa Haoa Award — $1000)

2015

Ariki Merino Rapu (Friends of Rapa Nui Award - $2000)

Ma’ara Teave Atam (Fraternal Order of Moai Award - $2000)

Americo Loyola Edmunds (EIF Director’s Award - $2000)

Francisca Martinez Pakarati (The Mana Award for Environmental Studies, supported for 2015 by Pacific Aid Australia and Susie Stephen, “Retracing Routledge’ - $2000)

Oscar Pakomio Jara (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award - $2000)

Ghislaine Rebecca Tepano Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Ohana Award - $1000 and Sheree Lipton/Ananda Foundation Award - $1000)

Jose Calderon Fati (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award - $2000)

Pechquinco Paola Passalaqua Hucke (Rosita and Nicolas Haoa Haoa Award - $2000)

2014

Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke (Fraternal Order of Moai Ohana Award – $1000)

Pamina Olivares Paoa (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award – $2500)

Oscar Pakomio Jara (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award - $2000)

Pechquinco Passalaqua Hucke (Easter Island Foundation Award - $2000)

Tiare de la Puente Bernarcer (Friends of Rapa Nui Award - $2000) 

Jose Calderon Fati (Easter Island Foundation Award - $2000)

Kena Tepano Riroroko (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award - $2000)

Taniera Ika Guldman (Easter Island Foundation Award - $1500) 

Ghislaine Tepano Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award - $2000)

2013 

Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $3000

Pamina Olivares Paoa (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award – $2500)

Laura Tarita Alarcon Rapu (Ananda Foundation/Sheree Lipton Award – $1000)

Cecilia Hormazabal Araki (Mildred R. Donoghue Award – $2500)

Rafael Simón Paoa Rapu (Brian Scothorne Award – $2000 and Ananda Foundation/Sheree Lipton Award – $1000)

2012

Rafael Simón Paoa Rapu (EIF Award – $2000)

Laura Tarita Alarcon Rapu (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $3000)

Mauricio Tamaru Hey Salas (EIF Directors Award – $2000)

Barbara Gaete Tuki (Mildred R. Donoghue Award – $2500)

Tavake Riroroco Cabezas (Mildred R. Donoghue Award – $2500)

Merahi  Atam Lopez (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award -$2500)

Cecilia Hormazabal Araki (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $2000)

Tiare Carolina de la Puente Bernacer (EIF  Special Award – $2000)

2011

Vaitiare Tucki Rengifo (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $2000)

Merahi  Atam Lopez (Fraternal Order of Moai Tangata Manu Award – $2500)

Cecilia Hormazabal Araki (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $2000)

Tavake Maria Consuelo Riroroco Cabezas (Mildred R. Donoghue Award- $2500)

Barbara Gaete Tuki (Mildred R. Donoghue Award – $2500)

2010 

Tavake Maria Consuelo Riroroco Cabezas (Mildred R. Donoghue Award- $2500)

Barbara Gaete Tuki (Mildred R. Donoghue Award – $2500)

Tamaru Pakarati Gonzalez (EIF Award – $2000)

Ana Huki Fuentes (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $2000)

2009

Tiare Carolina de la Puente Bernacer (EIF  Award – $3000)

Jose Mario Fati Tepano (EIF Award – $3000)

2008

Juana Luna Atamu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Alan Tepano Haoa (Directors Award – $3000)

Maria Eugenia Huke Fuentes (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $3000)

Rutiranghi Tuki Paoa (EIF Award – $3000)

2007

Juana Luna Atamu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Ioan Haumoana Soler Hotu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Antonio Fernando Munoz Tuki (Directors Award – $3000)

Viviana Ana Hereveri Figueroa (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $3000)

Akivi Hanga-Ho’onu Atan Soto (EIF Award – $3000)

2006

Juana Luna Atamu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Ioan Haumoana Soler Hotu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Tiare Aguilera Hey (Directors Award – $2000)

Daniela Macarena Araki Gonzales (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $2000)

Antonio Fernando Munoz Tuki (EIF Award – $2000)

2005

Juana Luna Atamu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Ioan Haumoana Soler Hotu (Weigand Award – $2000)

Noelani Rapahango Lagos (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $2000)

Tahira Edmunds (Nicolas Haoa Haoa Sr. Award – $2000)

2004

Ioan Haumoana Soler Hotu (Weigand Award – $2000)

2003

Alberto Patricio Genkowsky (EIF Award – $2000)

2002

Alfonso Rapu Cardinale (EIF Award – $2000)


For more information about the EIF Scholarship Program or to make a donation, please contact us or download the form below:

scholarships “at” islandheritage.org

Easter Island Foundation P.O. Box 6774 Los Osos CA 93412

805-528-8558