Big Island Press Club now accepting scholarship applications
Each year, the Big Island Press Club Scholarship Foundation awards thousands of dollars to college students pursuing journalism and related fields in higher education.
That opportunity is here again as the application process is now open for students who want to apply for a scholarship through the nonprofit.
The application deadline is March 15. To qualify, applicants must have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest in journalism or a related career, be enrolled as a full-time student and show a record of academic achievement.
Completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 15 and announcement of winners will be at the Annual Big Island Press Club Scholarship dinner on May 9.
Applicants can get more information and apply online at: https://www.bigislandpressclub.org/page/2225270-2024-scholarships.
Tickets to the scholarship dinner will be available to purchase at www.bigislandpressclub.org.
In 2023, the Big Island Press Club Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to:
- Lichen Forster (three-time winner), of Mountain View and a geology major at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo as well as past editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, Ke Kalahea.
- Maya-Lin Green, of Waimea, a 2008 graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a communications and media journalism major at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
- Kai Hayashida, a Hilo High 2023 graduate from Hilo now attending Whitworth University, in Spokane, Washington.
- King James Mangoba, of Papa‘aloa, a 2023 graduate of Hilo High School attending Fordham University in New York City.
For information on how to donate to the foundation, visit https://www.bigislandpressclub.org/collect/description/252475-d-donate-to-the-big-island-press-club-scholarship-foundation-today.
Learn more about how to create a Big Island Press Club scholarship named after you or a loved one: https://www.bigislandpressclub.org/page/2052369-donate-to-the-foundation-page.
Email [email protected] for more information.