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Royelen Lee BOYKIE
March 29, 2022

Big Island Press Club Offers 2022 Scholarships

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Application deadline is April 30.

To qualify applicants must:

  • Have Big Island residential ties,
  • Demonstrate an interest in journalism or related career,
  • Be enrolled as a full-time college student or a high school student accepted for college, and
  • Show a record of academic achievement.

In the past BIPC has offered scholarships honoring past Big Island journalists and advocates. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,000 to four Hawaii Island students at a Zoom event honoring the scholarship recipients.

The awards include the Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship, the Bill Arballo Scholarship, the Marcia Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, the Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship, the Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship and the Hugh Clark Memorial Scholarship.

Past Big Island Press Club scholarship winners include: Lara Sonoda, assistant vice president and commercial banking officer for First Hawaiian Bank and freelance writer; Ilihia Gionson of Hiehie Communications, former aide to the late Mayor Billy Kenoi; Peter Sur, former Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter now employed by the county’s Department of Environmental Management; Elisa Yadao, retired HMSA senior vice president and former television news reporter; John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter and former radio news reporter; and Chris Loos, retired Hawaii Police Department spokeswoman and Hawaii Tribune-Herald and radio news reporter.

Announcement of winners will be at a BIPC event online, date and time to be announced.

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