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