Wailua Student Earns $10K Scholarship
A Kaua‘i High School graduate recently earned a heroic scholarship.
Charlene Tan, of Wailua, was one of nine students awarded a Roseman University of Health Sciences 2022 Hero Scholarships accepted into the university’s Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing. Each Hero Scholar received a one-time $10,000 scholarship funded by the university in partnership with community partners and donors. Hero Scholars were selected based on their academic promise, financial need, community volunteerism, and leadership skills.
Tan is a pre-pharmacy graduate of University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she studied molecular biosciences and biotechnology. For more than 12 years, she volunteered with ABLE Special Needs Outreach, which paired her with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to initiate group-building activities. Tan will earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Roseman’s Henderson, Nevada campus.
“In its second year, the Hero Scholars program was created during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify and reward future frontline healthcare professionals who selflessly volunteer to help improve their communities,” said Renee Coffman, PhD, Roseman University’s president and co-founder. “We are grateful for our community partners who have joined us in nurturing these students who have demonstrated heroic attributes in their everyday lives.”