On June 01, 2022 PCC President Dr. Patrick U. Tellei received a $10,000 donation from Ms. Kiyoko K. Rengiil and her daughter Attorney General Ernestine Rengiil, the family of late Mellachelbeluu Wilhelm R. Rengiil, to officially launch a PCC Based Memorial Scholarship in his honor. Mr. Rengiil not only believes in education but also a life-long teacher and mentor since the inception of Palau Intermediate School in 1948 and successfully became a Principal of Palau Vocational School in 1963.
Later in 1969, Mr. Rengiil became a Deputy Director of Micronesian Occupational College until he became the Director in 1972 and eventually the President, a position he held until 1985. His long educational career did not confine him from serving in public office. He was appointed to serve as a Minister of Natural Resources under the President Ngiratkel Etpison. This memorial scholarship is established to honor his legacy as an educator and a statesman.