Friday, February 26, 2010
FARMERS INSURANCE HAWAII DONATES $10,000 TO FUND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MANOA ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Farmers Insurance Hawaii announced today that it has donated $10,000 to the University of Hawaii Manoa to create the Farmers Insurance Hawaii Scholarship Fund. The new scholarship will benefit incoming student athletes who have graduated from Hawaii high schools.
"Farmers Insurance Hawaii is pleased to be able to support the education and aspirations of our local student athletes," said Michele Saito, president of the Farmers Insurance Hawaii. "It is our hope that the Farmers Insurance Hawaii Scholarship Fund will help students succeed both on and off the field, providing them with the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of collegiate athletics while also receiving a quality, well-rounded education."
The University of Hawaii Manoa athletics program currently has 565 student athletes participating on a total of 19 different sports teams. Approximately 40 percent of all student athletes are on scholarship, with fifty to sixty new student athletes enrolling at the university each year. A total of five student athletes will be selected to receive financial assistance through the Farmers Insurance Hawaii Scholarship Fund, beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.
Farmers Insurance Hawaii Family of Companies is a member company of Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, the third largest personal lines insurance provider in the country. Farmers Insurance Hawaii planted its roots in Hawaii in 1955 when Hawaii Insurance Consultants was founded to insure the cars of Hawaii's plantation workers. Today, the Farmers Insurance Hawaii Family of Companies is a full-service insurance company, offering commercial and personal lines of insurance, and includes Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Hawaii Insurance Consultants, American Pacific Insurance Company, Human Resources Solutions, 50th State Risk Management Services, and Veyond. The company has 300 employees statewide and offices on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.
The University of Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawaii System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawaii's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawaii and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships. Please visit www.uhf.hawaii.edu.