2024 Paul S. Honda Scholarships and Eddie Tangen Award Recipients

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Congratulations to the 2023-2024
Scholarship Winners!

Paul S. Honda Scholarship Recipients:

The late Paul S. Honda, a distinguished member of PAAC’s Senior Advisory Council, established an endowment for this scholarship fund to promote Asian Studies and International Studies in higher education.  Every academic year, four $1,000 scholarships are given in his name to graduating seniors who have demonstrated a desire to pursue Asian Studies, International Affairs, or a related field at the post-secondary level, and have been actively involved in PAAC.   



Eric Pōmaikaʻi Gee has been actively involved in PAAC programs for four years! We are so grateful for his energy and leadership. 
A hui hou to this change-maker!
Learn more about Eric here.




Lisa Mauricio has been activitley involved in PAAC programs for two years and has traveled with PAAC to South Korea. This summer she will travel to Manila in a partnership trip between PAAC and the East- West Center to attend the East- West  Center International Media and Journalism Conference.

A hui hou to this traveling wonder!

Learn more about Lisa here.




Raegan Hunt has been active in PAAC Club leadership for two years. We are grateful for her quiet strength and leadership. Raegan has lived in multiple countries and bring a fresh perspective to our conversations.

A hui hou to our insightful leader!

Learn more about Raegan here.




Claire Masquida has been active in PAAC programs for two years and traveled with us to Switzerland in 2023. Claire sees global affairs through the lens of a scientist. 

A hui hou to this traveler and change maker!

Learn more about Claire here.


Eddie Tangen Award Recipient:

The legacy of Eddie Tangen, a pioneer in the development of Hawaiʻi’s labor movement and past member of PAAC’s Board of Governors, is honored with a $300 award given yearly in his name to one student in grade 9, 10, or 11 who has demonstrated interest in international affairs and is actively involved in PAAC. Tangen Award recipients are nominated by their peers for outstanding leadership of their PAAC Club. 



Isabella Na has been actively leading for her PAAC club for two years. We are grateful for the many projects she manages and her can do attitude. 

Learn more about Isabella here.