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Theodore Roosevelt

We seek to provide financial aid to graduates of Roosevelt High School who demonstrate the ability, desire, and have a financial need to be met in order to pursue academic, trade or vocational school goals.

The Roosevelt Alumni Foundation has contributed over $170,000 in scholarships to both hard-working and need-based students (not necessarily determined by federal guidelines)!

Recent Recipients

James Akama

Nika Aguilar

Calyx Badon

Micah Chee

Dane Cho

Angela Chon

Tracy Do-Huynh

Micaiah Garan

Saya Gordon

Maxwell Higa

Marco Hernandes

Yalexia Lemos Rodriguez

Niki Li

Lakota Nguyen

Ximena Ramirez

Ellason Sakata

Mei Fang Shi

Rongren Zhou

Requirements

  • Be cool
  • Stay in school
  • Be a graduating student or graduate of Roosevelt High School
  • Submit evidence of acceptance into an accredited institution of higher learning. This includes institutions that offer courses for study of a trade or vocation.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Class of 2024

  • Akama, James, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University
  • Do-Huynh, Tracy, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Gallant-Ortiz, Xiamara, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Kaaihue, Olin, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Lemos-Rodriguez, Yalexia, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Garan, Micaiah, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Lewis & Clark College, Portland
  • Natividad, Zaai, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Chaminade University
  • Pena, Andrea, $1,000 (Class of ’67), California Institute of the Arts
  • Sakata, Ellason, $1,500 (Class of ’67), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Shi, Mei Fang, $5,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Cho, Dane, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Li, Niki, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston College, Massachusetts
  • Chee, Micah, $2,000 (Red & Gold), Kapiolani Community College
  • Haruo, Givenson, $2,000 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Gallant-Ortiz, Xiamara, $1,000 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Kaaihue, Olin, $1,000 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2023

  • Chon, Angela, $500 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Licona-Hernandes, Marco, $1,500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Natividad, Zaai, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University
  • Ramirez, Ximena, $500 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Aguilar, Nika, $2,000 (Class of ’67), California College of the Arts
  • Apa, Nikki, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Quincy University, Illinois
  • Garan, Micaiah, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Lewis & Clark College, Portland
  • Gordon, Saya, $1,500 (Class of ’67), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Zhou, Rongren, $5,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), University of Rochester, New York
  • Cho, Dane, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Higa, Maxwell, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Li, Niki, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston College, Massachusetts
  • Nguyen, Lakota, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University California, Los Angeles
  • Chon, Angela, $500 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Licona-Hernandes, Marco, $1,000 (Red & Gold), Kapiolani Community College
  • Ramirez, Ximena, $1,000 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2022

  • Chung, Kristy, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Huynh, Jennifer, $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Kung, Olina, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Nguyen, Benjamin, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Duong, Tiffany, $1,500 (Class of ’67), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Pablo, Angelina, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Lewis & Clark College, Oregon
  • Taniguchi, Austin, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Occidental College, Los Angeles
  • Uchimura, Maya, $1,500 (Class of ’67), Boston College, Massachusetts
  • Ruan, Suk Wen, $2,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Uchimura, Kaya, $2,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), Babson College, Massachusetts
  • Wong, Joanne, $2,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Cho, Dane, $ – (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Colling, Vanessa, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  • French, Mikael, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Higa, Maxwell, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Li, Niki, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston College, Massachusetts
  • Nguyen, Lakota, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of California, Los Angeles
  • Huynh, Jennifer, $500 (Red & Gold), Honolulu Community College
  • Lee, Mason, $1,500 (Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Udani, Colin, $1,500 (Red & Gold), Honolulu Community College

Class of 2021

  • Manalac, Angeline, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Giang, Kristen, $1,000 (RAF), Hawaii Pacific University
  • Takemoto, Shirayuki, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Cao, Hao, $1,500 (Class of ’67). Bentley University, Massachusetts
  • Masulit, Megan, $1,500 (Class of ’67), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Swafford, Ciena, $2,000 (Class of ’67), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Xiao, Sandra, $5,000 (Jeffrey H. Henmi Business Scholarship), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Cho, Dane, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Colling, Vanessa, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Odessa College
  • French, Mikael, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Minoa
  • Higa, Maxwell, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Li, Ying Qi, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston College
  • Nguyen, Lakota, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of California, Los Angeles
  • Kim, Jenna, $ 2,000 (Red & Gold), Yale University
  • Crawford-Puchalski, Waimea, $ 1,000 (Red & Gold), Kapiolani Community College
  • Weisbarth, Manukai, $ 1,500 (Red & Gold), Honolulu Community College

Class of 2020

  • Badon, Calyx, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Lee, Mia, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • White, Jenny, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Cao, Hao, $1,500 (Class of ’67), Bentley University, Massachusetts
  • Cooksey, Emma, $1,500 (Class of ’67), Wheaton College, Illinois
  • Higa, Maxwell, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Boston University, Massachusetts
  • Nguyen, Lakota, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gusman, Keneke, $3,000 (Red and Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2019

  • French, Maliek, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Moses, Kauaolilikoikalani, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Suzuki, Brooke, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Tully-Sabog, Kawai, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Luiz, Sadie Ann, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Ono, Mara, $1,000 (Class of ’67), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Yim, Samantha, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Western Oregon University
  • Colling, Vanessa, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), Odessa College
  • French, Mikael, $1,000 (Lien Phu Scholars), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2018

  • Chau, Darlyn, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Cho, Taehee, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Moriyama, Emily, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Rincon, Dorina, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University
  • Briseno-Aurio, Alicia, $1,000 (Class of ’67), Boise State University
  • Yanagihara, Darci, $500 (Class of ’67), Honolulu Community College

Class of 2017

  • Latham, Kautious-Marie, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Lucas, Ashley, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Chang, Willy, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Fujinaga, Bailey, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Chen, Jia Qi, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Lin, Yini, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Au, Noah, $500 (Class of ’67), Windward Community College
  • Ramirez, Sophia, $500 (Class of ’67), Kapiolani Community College
  • Tanabe, Megan, $1,000 (Melanie Kawano), Creighton University
  • Akiu, Alana, $2,000 (Red and Gold), Brigham Young University at Provo
  • Hyun, Michael, $2,000 (Red and Gold), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Jang, Hajin, $2,000 (Red and Gold), Northwestern University

Class of 2016

  • Liu, Kevin, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Valen, Lynda, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Lee, Arong, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’61), Whitman College
  • Nguyen, Kim Yen, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’61), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Silao, Rachelle Anne, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’61), Chaminade University
  • Hu, Yuwen, $1,000 (RAF Friends of Red & Gold), University of San Francisco
  • Mai, Xiaofei, $1,000 (RAF Friends of Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Ng, Gha Ming, $1,000 (RAF Friends of Red & Gold), Western Oregon University
  • Pang, Xingyin, $1,000 (RAF Friends of Red & Gold), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2015

  • Leong, Alicia W.J.Y., $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Radkov, Stephen A., $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Wong, Connie P., $1,000 (RAF & Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Kaulia, Kristen K., $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), Eastern Washington University
  • Huang, Joanne Y.T., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Lehigh University
  • Huynh, Chin K., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Gonzaga University
  • Kapiko, Kaohi D.K., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Gonzaga University
  • Kawasaki, Jake T.K., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Santa Clara University
  • Ko, Tammy W.K., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Southern California
  • Kojima, Kristen N., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Creighton University
  • Lau, Colleen W.L., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Lin, Jason Y., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), American University
  • Miyasato, Aaron T.H., $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Washington
  • Nguyen, Brenda, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Sarmiento III, Geminiano, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Willamette University
  • Xian, Yanna, $1,000 (RAF & Class of ’64), Creigton University
  • Zhou, Hinman, $1,100 (RAF & Class of ’64), Creighton University
  • Tsubota, Kai C., $1,500 (RAF Friends of Red & Gold), Whitman College

Class of 2014

  • Nakagawa, Tori, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Desmond, Gilllian, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), Pomona College
  • Huynh, Michelle, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Kwok, Wing Ying (Ivy), $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), University of San Francisco
  • Truong, Celine, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), University of California, Long Beach
  • Aguinaldo, Cody, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Oregon
  • Chan, Jackie, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’64), Stanford University
  • Fukushima, Garin, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’64), Pacific University
  • Huynh, Michelle, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’64), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Nhieu, Victor, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’64), Chapman University

Class of 2013

  • Arakawa, David, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Castro, Monique Ann, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Ferrer, Kayla, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Kamai, Rachel, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Li, Ying, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Quadri, Mohammad Talha, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Huynh, Diana, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), Depauw University
  • Kim, Nolan, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), Central Washington University
  • Oshiro, Daniel, $1,500 (RAF & Class of ’62), University of Texas, Austin

Class of 2012

  • Canady, Kaloke, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University
  • Garrett, Xina-Ann, $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Li, Li Qui, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Richardson, James, $1,000 (RAF), Brigham Young University, Hawaii
  • So, Sereysothea, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College

Class of 2011

  • Abe, Davian, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Arruda, Kylee-Ray, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Cheng, Peter, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University
  • Chong, Christine, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Ruiz, Janet, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Rono, Razelle, $1,000 (RAF), Hawaii Pacific University
  • Sakai, Isaac, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2010

  • Chau, Geena, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Chau, Kristina, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Ebanez, Erika, $1,000 (RAF), Hawaii Pacific University
  • Lederer, Chris, $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Liu, Jenny, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Liu, Tina, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Yogi, Chase, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College

Class of 2009

  • Baron, Michelle, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Koizumi, Keenan, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Loo, Tori-Ann, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Mochizuki, Aaron, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Oshitari, Daijiro, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Phouksouvath, Ronald, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Scott-Dedrick, Blessing, $1,000 (RAF), Chaminade University

Class of 2008

  • Au, Brittni, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Cheng, Alice, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Ho, Tina, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Kim, Woo Soeb, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Luu, Katherine, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Okano, Kirstie, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2007

  • Huyh, Sieu K., $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Kim, Lily, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • McBean, Kiani M., $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Sakata, Amanda C., $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Class of 2006

  • Bolos, Julie C., $1,000 (RAF), Hawaii Pacific University
  • Curiale, Renee, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Leong, Melanie M.Y., $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Mizukami, Brandie L.Y., $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College

Class of 2005

  • Chow, Ka Lee, $500 (RAF), University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Dymally, Gary S., $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Kaneshiro, Saori, $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Lowe, Naomi M., $500 (RAF), Honolulu Community College
  • Luong, Richard, $500 (RAF), Grinnell College
  • Yuen, Brad R., $500 (RAF), Boston University

Class of 2004

  • Castro, James J., $500 (RAF), North Seattle Community College
  • Boyd, Brittany A., $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Au, Jennifer Y.M.L., $500 (RAF), Kapiolani Community College
  • Matsumoto, Nicolette, $500 (RAF), University of Hawaii
  • Lau, Helen Wing Yee, $1,000 (RAF), University of Hawaii
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