One of our students went head to head with the best and the brightest at the District Science Fair and performed extremely well in one of the toughest competitions to date. He was also the only KKP student to compete this year! Xavier Tablit, 11th Grade, received many awards – the Imiloa Outstanding Project in Space Science Award, the Sierra Club Moku Loa Dr. Don Worsencroft Award, the East Asian Observatory Research Project Award, the NASA Earth System Science Award, and incredibly the Yale Science and Engineering Association, Inc. Award! Additionally he placed the Best in Subject Senior Division for Physics and Astronomy, and 5th place overall in the Senior Division. This was a continuation project that Xavier completed discovering and researching star “anomalies” that have never been seen before! He garnered prizes of certificates, cash prizes, and even a year’s free membership for him and his family to Imiloa!
by Nancy Iaukea
The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. In past years, BIPC has awarded a total of $4,600 to six Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner.
Application deadline is April 1. To qualify applicants must: have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest in journalism or related career, be enrolled as a full-time student and show a record of academic achievement.
BIPC in the past has offered: $1,500 Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Bill Arballo Scholarship, $1,000 Marcia Reynolds Scholarship, $600 Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship and the $500 Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship. The Hugh Clark scholarship, honoring the late Hawaii Island journalist, has also been awarded.
Past Big Island Press Club scholarship winners include Ilihia Gionson-County of Hawaii mayoral executive assistant, Peter Sur-Legislative Assistant District 4, Elisa Yadao-HMSA Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience, John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune Herald reporter, and Chris Loos, former newpaper and radio reporter and now Hawaii County police spokeswoman.
Awards are determined by the BIPC Scholarship Committee to qualified applicants.
To qualify, applicants must:
All applications must include:
Send complete applications to:
c/o Big Island Press Club
P.O. Box 1920, Hilo, HI 96721
For more information or if you have any questions, please email scholarships@bigisla
The Jordan & Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates leadership in his/her community. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must: (1) be a senior at a Hawaii high school; (2) attend a two- or four-year college; and (3) have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
For more information, please visit www.odoscholarship.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM.