“The goal of the PIC Scholarship Fund is to encourage
and support Pacific Islanders in pursuing excellence in the
fields of media and communication,” said Peter Apo, PIC
This is the third year for the PIC Scholarship Fund,” Apo
added, and we hope to continue the support of people interested
in creating innovative programming for national public television.
Our ultimate goal is to increase the presence and voice of
Pacific Islanders in media.”
Applicants must be pursuing certificates or degrees in media
and/or communication from accredited two- or four-year
schools, colleges, or universities, or from other qualified
and programs. Individuals of Pacific Island ancestry are
encouraged to apply, particularly the descendants of the
of Hawai‘i, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas,
and other Pacific Islands. However, “PIC does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion,
national or ethnic origin, or disability.”
Applicants also must:
Be at least 18 years old;
Be U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents or nationals
of the United States or its territories;
Demonstrate academic proficiency or have experience in media
Show a commitment to the Pacific Islander community.
The nonrecurring, non-renewable annual scholarships will
be for up to $5,000 per student, per year.
Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 4, 2005.
Online applications and guidelines are available
at www.piccom.org, or from Pacific Islanders
in Communications, 1221 Kapi-‘olani
Boulevard, Ste. 6A-4, Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 591-0059.