Tourism students at UH to receive aid $53k

Sixteen undergraduate students in the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management are to receive a total of $53,000 in scholarships.

The scholarships are being provided by the Edwin M. Hastings Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established last year.

The merit-based scholarships support students who are Hawaii residents – preferably those who graduated from local high schools.

The late Edwin ”Ed” Hastings spent his professional life in the travel business, including stints in Hawaii managing hotels for Hilton and other chains. He also was instrumental in developing the Japanese market.