Hawaiʻi Fresh Milk Industry establishes CTAHR scholarship

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Communications Director, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: May 19, 2011

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) announced the establishment of the Hawai‘i Fresh Milk Industry Legacy Scholarship Endowment. The $35,000 scholarhship gift from the Hawai‘i Fresh Milk Industry (HFMI) will support students pursuing studies in the animal sciences program with an interest in sustainable dairy or other livestock production in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences.

“We are appreciative of the endowed scholarship,” said Sylvia Yuen, interim CTAHR dean. “It is an investment in the future—a legacy from the dairy industry that will help grow and diversify Hawai‘i’s economy. Many bright and deserving students will be the beneficiaries of this generous gift.”

This scholarship endowment was made possible by the joint efforts of the Hawai‘i dairy producers on O‘ahu and the Big Island in recognition of the support given to the industry by the local community. It also builds on the dairy industry's commitment to nurturing the community.

“This scholarship will be a lasting memorial to all dairymen and Dr. Chin Lee. The dairy industry in Hawai‘i has a long standing history of supporting the community it serves,” said Edward Boteilho, Jr. president of HFMI. “Dairy farmers provided milk to soldiers and families in need during the war. They continued to support school programs in the 1980s – 1990s.  This endowment by HFMI continues our educational efforts and vesting in the next generation of leaders in our community.”

Please contact Leslie Lewis at (808) 956-9702 or Leslie.Lewis@uhfoundation.org to make a gift to CTAHR. You can also make a gift online at https://www.uhf.hawaii.edu/GiveToCTAHR.

PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Sylvia Yuen, interim dean, CTAHR; Edward Boteilho, Jr., owner of Cloverleaf Dairy Inc. and president of Hawaii Fresh Milk Cooperative; Bahman Sadeghi, owner of Island Dairy Inc. and Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport Inc.