Our program benefits greatly by the kind donations of people like you. Donating to our program does more than help us make ends meet: it helps the students in a direct and tangible way. Whether by allowing us to arrange for special events for Honors Program students, or simply improving our facilities, the effect is felt by nearly everyone. In the case of the Frings Scholarship, your donation can even help deserving students continue their studies in spite of financial difficulty.
We have two different funds:
The Hubert and Mable Frings Endowed Scholarship Fund
In 1964, Hubert Frings became the Honors Program’s second director, and the program took on an additional focus. While continuing to labor for increased enrollment, more A-sections, and some semblance of a budget, Frings began to develop what he called “nuclear courses”- interdisciplinary surveys taught by faculty teams. He hoped eventually to present at least four such courses, which together might form the core of lower-division general education requirements. Accordingly, he and the Political Science Department sponsored “Man in Society,” to be team-taught by American Studies Professor Floyd Matson and others from the social sciences. Shortly after that, General Science created “Science and Ideas,” and a survey course in the arts was under development. By the time he resigned in 1966, Frings had given the Honors Programs a new dimension and, perhaps inadvertently, an extra mission.
The Hubert and Mable Frings Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Julia Yoshida (Honors – Zoology, 1964) to honor Professors Hubert and Mable Frings, who were both faculty members in the Department of Zoology. Hubert passed away in September of 2008.
This fund provides for scholarships which encourage mentorship between faculty and students. Awards are made on the basis of both financial need and academic merit. Funds may be used to pay for costs related to attendance (tuition, books, fees, meals, housing, transportation) and/or research projects. Recipients must be enrolled, full-time, as students in good standing in the Selected Studies Program or the Honors Program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
The Honors Program Support Fund
The Support Fund is a general account that is administered by the director of the Honors Program. This fund helps us cover our general costs, but it’s often used for special events and programming for our students that cannot be paid for out of General Funds.
The Honors Program Support Fund has helped us:
- Commission artwork for the Honors Program student lounge and office
- Provide prizes for presentations at the Honors Fall Forum
- Obtain emergency supplies for the Honors Program office
- Provide transportation for Honors students to extra-curricular events