Math Tutor Receives U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that Ms. Bethsheba Gima is the successful recipient of this year’s U.S.–South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Ms. Gima, a Math tutor at the University of Papua New Guinea, will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The USSP Program, authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program. The scholarship program provides opportunities for bachelor’s degree studies at the University of Hawaii’s Hilo Campus and master’s degree studies at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. USSP scholarship programs include a mentoring component with the possibility of a follow-on summer internship, and readily accessible opportunities for participation in host family and volunteer service programs.

Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible for the program: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The USSP Scholarship Program is administered by the East-West Center on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

More information on the USSP program is available at: