skip to Main Content

2023-2024 Hinshaw Scholarship winner Paelyn Benz

2023–2024 Recipient

The 2023–2024 Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability is awarded to Paelyn Benz. Paelyn is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies-Sustainablity with a minor in Education. A rising senior, she is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. “I care deeply about the well-being of our planet and future generations,” says Paelyn. “Since a young age, I have always known I wanted to be a teacher, so I hope to combine these two careers and teach young generations about the importance of respecting the planet. I am beyond appreciative to have received the Hinshaw Scholarship!” Outside of academics, Paelyn enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with loved ones.

The Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student with demonstrated leadership and scholarly interest in sustainability. For more information and to apply, please see the Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability atstar.hawaii.edu.

Previous Recipients

2022–2023: Kainoa Kester, majoring in Geography with a Certificate in Geospatial Information Science.

2022-2023 Hinshaw Scholarship winner Kainoa Kester

2021–2022: Kate Crowell, double major in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and Political Science with a minor in Chinese.

2021-2022 Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability awardee Kate Crowell

2020–2021: John Sadorra, Mechanical Engineering.

Virginia Hinshaw with the 2020-2021 Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability awardee John Sadorra

2019–2020: Alyssa Renteria, Global Environmental Science.

Virginia Hinshaw with the 2019-2020 Hinshaw Scholarship in Sustainability awardee Alyssa Renteria

Back To Top