Arlington, VA – Na Ali’i is proud to announce that we have awarded the first-ever Warren Nakupuna Ah Loo Memorial Scholarship to Jade Ishii!
The Warren Nakupuna Ah Loo Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to Native Hawaiian students hoping to pursue higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).
Before founding Na Ali’i in 2003, Warren Nakapuna Ah Loo studied industrial engineering at Iowa State University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He then applied these skills in the U.S. Navy, where he served his country for 35 years.
“We created this scholarship program to honor the legacy of our founder, Warren Nakupuna Ah Loo through promoting the growth and success of the Native Hawaiian community, just as he had done his entire life” said Cariann Ah Loo, President of Na Ali’i and the daughter of Warren Ah Loo. “We’re thrilled to award the first scholarship to Jade because she is a highly motivated and industrious student, just like my father was. She also shares his love for the Native Hawaiian people and our culture.”