Big Island Press Club Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 6

Eligible students have until March 15, 2024 to complete an online Scholarship Entry form -and- upload necessary documents to the Scholarship DropBox we've created.

Entry Details

To learn about the entry requirements and to complete an application online, visit the 2024 Scholarship Entry Form page.  Applicants must complete the online application form there by March 15, 2024 -AND- upload required files to the Big Island Press Club Scholarship Foundation DropBox by the same date.

DropBox Details

As the Scholarship Application form shows, you are required to upload additional files such as school transcripts, work examples, or perhaps other multimedia. You should upload them to this DropBox and be sure to include your name as part of the file name. As an example, if your name is Kai Hale and you're sending a transcripts PDF, name the file Kai_Hale_Transcripts.pdf

Scholarship Details & Application

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

The application deadline is March 15, 2024. 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.

Past Big Island Press Club scholarship winners include former Ilihia Gionson of Hiehie Communications, Peter Sur, Hawaii County Office of Environmental Management, Elisa Yadao, HMSA Senior Vice President, John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter, and Chris Loos, retired Hawaii Police Department spokeswoman, former newspaper and radio reporter.

Awards are determined by the BIPC Scholarship Committee to qualified applicants.

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.

All applications must include:

  • Completed online application form;

And these Additional Files:

  • For recent high school graduates, an official high school transcript, including SAT/ACT scores;
  • A full transcript of college grades if now enrolled in college;
  • Work samples, if available. These may include published articles, photographs, audio and/or videotapes, or other relevant materials. Please do not send term papers or other unpublished work submitted to fulfill course requirements.
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