Big Island Press Club Accepts Scholarship Applications
Students interested in pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers are being invited to apply for a Big Island Press Club scholarship.
In 2015, BIPC gave out awards to six Big Island students totaling $4,600 at its annual scholarship dinner.
On a yearly basis, BIPC offers a $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 2016 scholarship year will also include the Hugh Clark scholarship, honoring the late Big Island journalist.
Applicants have until April 8 to apply for the scholarships. It is required that applicants 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 scholarship winners of the past include Ilihia Gionson, County of Hawai’i mayoral executive assistant; Peter Sur, Legislative Assistant District 4; Elisa Yadao, HMSA Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience; John Burnett, Hawai’i Tribune Herald reporter; and Chris Loos, former newspaper and radio reporter who is now the Hawai’i County Police Department’s spokesperson.
Winners will be announced at the BIPC Annual Scholarship dinner on Friday, May 12.
Applications can be found on the BIPC website.