The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of 6 scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,600 to six Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner.
Application deadline is April 8. 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 annually offers: $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. This year the Hugh Clark scholarship, honoring the late Hawaii Island journalist, will also be 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.
Applications must be postmarked by April 8 and announcement of winners will be at the BIPC Annual Scholarship dinner to be held on Friday May 12.