Hawaii-based private English language school, the Institute of Intensive English, has launched an international scholarship targeting students from under-represented countries. The value of the scholarship will exceed US$100,000 yearly.
Based on financial need and/or purpose of studying English, the IIE Aloha Scholarship targets students whose plan is to use English to benefit the student’s local community or world at large.
“We are committed to spreading aloha around the world for a healthier, happier planet”
The scholarship will cover tuition only, and subsidised housing may also be available for students.
“We are committed to spreading aloha around the world for a healthier, happier planet,” said school director, Ed Lee.
He explained that IIE Hawaii’s guiding principle is the Aloha Spirit, reflected in the school’s social responsibility efforts of which the IIE Aloha Scholarship is part.
“Through the scholarship, we will provide students with the chance to learn about the meaning of the aloha spirit, whose essential meaning is love, and empower them with improved English skills, the international language of communication,” Lee added.
Founded in 1984, IIE Hawaii is one of the oldest English schools in Hawaii. The school is recognised for its unique IIE Nationality Mix Policy which guarantees that no nationality exceeds 50% of the student population.