Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Award Recipients Announced!

Providing scholarships to students of Rapanui ancestry who wish to further their education is a mission objective of the Easter Island Foundation. With the help of our partners and donors, we were able to award the following scholarships in 2021:

Ten Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Awards (totaling $20,000)

Four Wold Family Awards (totaling $8000)

One Georgia Lee Memorial Award ($2000)

One Haka’ara Award ($2000)

One Huira Award ($2000)

One Sandra Broadrick Allen Award ($2000)

One William Liller Memorial Award ($2000)

We thank all our donors and partners who have contributed to our successful scholarship award program, with very special thanks to the Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation, whose focus is community service and charitable giving, and to the Wold Family Foundation, whose mission is to assist, encourage and promote charitable, scientific, literary and educational endeavors. Since our program began in 2002, EIF has awarded over 100 scholarships to qualified undergraduate students of Rapanui ancestry. 


2021 Easter Island Foundation Scholarship Awards 

 

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Guillermo Nicolás Atariki Álvarez Rivera

Industrial Engineering & Applied Mathematics, Pontificia Universidad de Chile

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Ohana Award ($2000)  

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Lene Andrea Troncoso Riroroko

Medicine – Surgery, Universidad de Chile

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award ($2000)

JoseCF

José Julio Haumaru Calderón Fati

Engineering in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Austral de Chile

Wold Family Award ($2000)

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Mahani Belén Antonia Salinas Atan

Law, Pontificia Universidad de Chile de Valparaiso

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award ($2000)

Brayan

Brayan Pate Tepano

Physical training – Nutrition and Dietetics, Universidad de las Americas

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  ($2000)

Rodrigo_AR

Rodrigo Araki Rojas

Dentistry, Universidad de Viña del Mar

Wold Family Award ($2000)

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Tea Belen Anastasia Tuki Pakarati

Culture & Tourism, Universidad de Valparaíso

Haka’ara Award ($2000)

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Micaela Anakena Cofré Pakarati

Phonoaudiology, Pontificia Universidad de Chile

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Roger Danger Carlson Award ($2000)

ArikiMR

Ariki Merino Rapu

Medicine, Universidad de Chile

Wold Family Award ($2000)

CamilaTQ

Camila Vai Tiare Quezada Tuki

International Relations, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiana

Wold Family Award ($2000) 

EstefaniaCP

Estefania Matauri-uri Cofré Pakarati

Natural Science/Mathematics/Computer Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

William Liller Memorial Award ($2000)

AkiviNC

Akivi Te Ariki Nahoe Chaura

Business Administration, Instituto Profesional INACAP

Huira Award ($2000)

FranciscaRM

Francisca Katalina Hiti Teairangi Rapu Morales

Dentistry, Universidad Andres Bello

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  ($2000)

 Tauroa Matau Ernesto Aguilera Hey

Visual Arts, Universidad Finis Terrae

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  ($2000)

HenuaUH

 Henua Manuela Ugarte Hucke

Agronomy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile 

Sandra Broadrick-Allen Memorial Award ($2000)

KennyPP

Kenny Luis Pate Pont

Civil Engineering, Instituto AIEP

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  ($2000)

MaohiBT

Maohi Ragi Tea Bonansco Tuki

Medicine, Universidad de Chile

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  ($2000)

AleanderFH

Alexander Sutherland Freire Haoa

Cartography/Topography, Universidad Santo Tomas 

Georgia Lee Memorial Award ($2000)

EmeliaPT

Emilia Palma Tuki

Marine Biology, Universidad Católica del Norte

Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Tangata Manu Award  ($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; Viki Haoa (Island Scholarship Committee); Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Committee); Marari Riroroco Cabezas; Teresita Manutomatoma; Natalia Tuki (Island Scholarship Committee); Kiva Teave Atam (sister of Ma’ara Teave Atam; and Oscar Pakomio Jara.

 

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 (former Governor of Easter Island); Elaine Crumpley (EIF Scholarship Committee); Barbara Tuki Gaete. Back row:  Tahira Edmunds; Merahi Atam; Charlie Love (EIF Board of Directors); Tiare de la Puente Bernacer; Tavake Riroroco Cabezas; Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke; Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Committee); Tarita Alarcón Rapu (Governor of Easter Island); Rafael Rapu; Carmen Cardinali (former Governor of Easter Island).

2013 award winners, left to right: Pamina Olivares Paoa, Lafquen Passalacqua Hucke, Laura Tarita Alarcon Rapu (Governor of Easter Island, 2018-2021), Marla Wold (Former EIF Scholarship Chair), Cecilia Hormazabal Araki.


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

2020

Guillermo Alvarez Rivera (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Ohana Award – $2000)  

Lene Troncoso Riroroko (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

José Calderón Fati (Wold Family Award – $2000)

Mahani Salinas Atan (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Brayan Pate Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Rodrigo Araki Rojas (Wold Family Award – $2000)

Tea Tuki Pakarati (Haka’ara Award – $2000)

Micaela Anakena Cofré Pakarati (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Roger Danger Carlson Award – $2000)

Ariki Merino Rapu (Wold Family Award – $2000)

Tipanie Blanco Velásquez (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Tangata Manu Award – $2000)

Henua Pakarati Díaz (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Ariki Henua Riquelme Pate (Georgia Lee Memorial Award – $2000)

Camila Vaitiare Quezada Tuki (Wold Family Award – $2000)

2019

Guillermo Alvarez Rivera (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Lene Troncoso Riroroko (Georgia Lee Memorial Award – $2000)

José Calderón Fati (EIF Award – $2000)

Mahani Salinas Atan (Fraternal Order of Moai Award – $2000)

Maeha Leon Duran (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Ohana Award – $1000)

Brayan Pate Tepano (Easter Island Foundation Award – $2000)

Terangi Riroroco Oyarzun (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Rodrigo Araki Rojas (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Tea Tuki Pakarati (Haka’ara Award – $2000)

Micaela Anakena Cofré Pakarati  (Roger Danger Carlson Memorial Award – Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation – $2000)

Ariki Merino Rapu (Sheree Lipton Award – $2000)

Tipanie Blanco Velásquez (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Tangata Manu Award – $2000)

Henua Pakarati Díaz (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

2018

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

Emilou Benitez Tepano (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

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

Maeha Vaiora Leon Duran, (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

Nicolas Pakomio Gardella  (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $1000)

Mattarena Tuki Haoa (Georgia Lee Memorial Award – $2000)

Terangi Moana Riroroco Oyarzun (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

José Calderón Fati (EIF Directors Award — $2000) 

Ariki Merino Rapu (EIF Award — $2000)

Guillermo Alvarez Rivera (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award – $2000)

2017

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

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

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

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

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

Noah Paoa Kannegiesser (Georgia Lee Memorial Award – $2000)

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

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

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 Directors 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)

Paloma Riroroco Olguin (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