Past Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship recipients from 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.

2013 Scholarship gathering from 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 (former Governor of Easter Island); Rafael Rapu; Carmen Cardinali (former Governor of Easter Island).

 

 

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

     

 

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)

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.

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

Complete List of Past Scholarship Recipients, 2002-2020

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)