The General Eric K. and Patricia Shinseki Scholarship fund administered by the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers scholarships to graduates of public high schools on Kauai to encourage island youth to continue their studies at an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution.
General Shinseki, a graduate of Kauai High School, attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His graduation from West Point was followed by a distinguished career in the United States Army, reaching the top post of Chief of Staff, United States Army. As the Army Chief of Staff, General Shinseki began the task of transforming the Army to address the strategic challenges of the new century amid technological and social changes. He continues to remain active in the community serving on various boards and commissions both in Hawaii and on the mainland.
Patricia Shinseki, a graduate of Waimea High School, taught biology at Kauai High School. She continued her teaching career at schools on the mainland as well as the Department of Defense schools overseas with a deep interest in civic causes. She has served on many boards including Director of the Military Child, Education Coalition and as an advisory board member for Sesame Street’s, “Talk, Listen, Connect” program.
Three scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded each year (one scholarship per each Kauai high school).
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Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation
P.O. Box 4148
Honolulu, HI 96812
The Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1986 that is dedicated to strengthening the quality of public education in Hawaii by advancing innovation from within. Our programs and initiatives are designed to encourage those in public education to continually challenge themselves in pursuit of educational excellence. In addition, we help to equip students with the skills necessary to take on the challenges of an uncertain future.