Private donors fund $49,500 in scholarships for 13 UOG students
Recipients of the IT&E Overseas Scholarship. (From left) Anita Enriquez, senior vice president of academic and student affairs, UOG; Thomas W. Krise, president, UOG; Ryu Loren Espinosa, biology and Japanese language major; Julianne C. Ballon, chemistry-biology dual major; Mel Joy Gift Baldoz, education major; John Borlas, president, IT&E Overseas; and Katrina Perez, executive director, UOG Endowment Foundation.
Thirteen University of Guam students were awarded a total of $49,500 in private scholarships earlier this month. The funds were from various scholarships administered through the University of Guam Endowment Foundation. A total of $40,200 of the awarded scholarships has been distributed to students within the calendar year — the third highest year for scholarships distributed in the past 19 years.
“We’ve been attracting new scholarship donors,” said Katrina Perez, executive director of the foundation. “Scholarship giving is perhaps one of the most impactful ways that individuals and businesses can affect the community and future lives. Not only can a scholarship become an enduring legacy by being named for a person, it can change a student’s future as well the people they will work for, the family they will support, and the organizations they will work for.”
The following scholarships were awarded to the following students at a ceremony on Oct. 11 on the UOG campus.
James & Young Hee Ji Scholarship
IT&E Overseas Scholarship
Dr. Karri Perez Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Dr. James Marsh Scholarship
The UOG Endowment Foundation a nonprofit organization that financially supports the university and its students through fundraising efforts and connecting donors from the community with giving opportunities within the university.
Recipients of the James & Young Hee Ji Scholarship. (From left) Anita Enriquez, senior vice president of academic and student affairs, UOG; Thomas W. Krise, president, UOG; Cabrini Aguon, history major; Karina Jo Reyes, health sciences major; Ai Motomura, graduate student of clinical psychology; Julianne C. Ballon, chemistry-biology dual major; Amber Uncangco, sociology and social work major; Megan Babauta, nursing major; Tonya Dee McDaniel, fine arts major; Young Hee Ji; James Ji; and Katrina Perez, executive director, UOG Endowment Foundation.