Your being a member of The Big Island Press Club is an investment in the future of journalism. One of the ways you do that is by supporting our annual scholarship awards for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers.
We recently caught up with some of the past recipients and learned about how things are going since they received a Big Island Press Club scholarship:
Lehia Coloma won the Hugh Clark Scholarship in 2022 and she shares that the best part of her studies are learning how to communicate effectively individually as well as in a group setting. She says the scholarship has allowed her to focus on her studies.
Briana Harmon was awarded the 2022 Robert Miller/Jack Markey Scholarship and says it helped get her to her chosen school, Davidson College.
Sabrina Pike, a 2016 recipient, says, ”Receiving a Big Island Press Club scholarship helped me since I was able to focus on my studies instead of worrying about paying more for tuition.”
In 2015 Alexander Bitter received the Bill Arballo scholarship, he now works for Business Insider, covering the food industry, consumer goods, and other retail topics. He attributes his being able to pursue his journalism studies to his scholarship.
Tianna Morimoto, who won the 2020 Bill Arballo Scholarship, is a Digital Producer for the Arizona Family news station. She shares she was able to use the scholarship to get her Masters of Arts in Journalism and says, “Knowing that I had a local organization supporting my studies really gave me the motivation to succeed in all of my projects and become a stronger writer, storyteller and journalist. I am grateful for the Big Island Press Club and their support towards my career in journalism.”
Learn more about our scholarship winners and about the lives of Big Island journalism students on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/bigislandpressclub/.
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