Scholarships

2019 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 2019:

Eight Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Awards  (totaling $15,000)

Two Easter Island Foundation Awards ($4000)

One Georgia Lee Memorial Award ($2000)

One Haka’ara Award ($2000)

One Sheree Lipton 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, a 501(c)(3) organization whose focus is on community service and charitable giving. Since our program began in 2002, EIF has awarded over 100 scholarships to qualified undergraduate students of Rapanui ancestry. To make a donation to our scholarship program, please download the form below or contact us:

EIF Scholarship Donation Form

 scholarships “at” islandheritage.org


2019 Easter Island Foundation Scholarship Awards 

 

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Guillermo Alvarez Rivera, Industrial Engineering & Applied Mathematics, Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  $2000)

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Lene Troncoso Riroroko, Medicine – Surgery, Universidad de Chile (Georgia Lee Memorial Award  $2000)

 

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José Calderón Fati, Engineering in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Austral de Chile (EIF Award  $2000)

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Mahani Salinas Atan, Law, Pontificia Universidad de Chile de Valparaiso (Fraternal Order of Moai Award  $2000)

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Maeha Leon Duran, Fashion Design/Industrial Process Laboratory, Technological University of Chile INACAP, Las Condes  (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Ohana Award  $1000)

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Brayan Pate Tepano, Physical training – Nutrition and Dietetics, Universidad de las Americas  (Easter Island Foundation Award  $2000)

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Terangi Riroroco Oyarzun, Logistics & Transportation, Universidad Andres Bello (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  $2000)

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Rodrigo Araki Rojas, Dentistry, Universidad de Viña del Mar (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Award  $2000)

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Tea Tuki Pakarati, Culture & Tourism, Universidad de Valparaíso (Haka’ara Award  $2000)

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Micaela Anakena Cofré Pakarati, Phonoaudiology, Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Roger Danger Carlson Memorial Award – Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation  $2000)

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Ariki Merino Rapu, Medicine, Universidad de Chile (Sheree Lipton Award  $2000)

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Tipanie Blanco Velásquez, Medicine, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation Tangata Manu Award  $2000)

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Henua Pakarati Díaz, Business Administration, Instituto Profesional Santo Tomas (Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation 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, Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Chair), Cecilia Hormazabal Araki. Tarita is now the Governor of Easter Island!


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

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