Welcome to the official webpage of the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle journalism scholarship. The program was established in 2018 to commemorate its 25th year of publication and in 2019 will award its first $2,500 scholarship to one full-time, college-level sophomore, junior or first semester senior of Filipino heritage who has graduated from a high school in Hawaii and is majoring in journalism/mass communications at a four-year public or private university within the state.
Filipinos and Filipino-Americans represent the fastest growing ethnic group in Hawaii and make up 23 percent of the state’s population. Filipinos and Filipino-Americans also comprise the largest Pacific Islander cultural community in America but are under-represented in the fields of journalism/mass communications.
The Chronicle has established a scholarship program to support students of Filipino heritage who would like to pursue a career in journalism/mass communications. We need good journalists who are the “eyes and ears of the community”, and the Chronicle believes that we must build a pool of journalists in the future to safeguard our democracy and create a group that reports “checks and balances” actions happening in the government and around us. With good reporting in place by well-trained journalists, we can secure a fair, informative and steady flow of news in our community and around the world. It is important that we support these students who are preparing for their future in the media field.
Prospective scholarship applicants may download the following documents:
• Information and Instructions
• Recommendation Form (download twice for two referral sources)
February 1, 2019 Application open
March 25, 2019 Recommendation forms due from two sources
April 1, 2019 Application deadline.
Completed packets, including proof of income, college transcripts, recommendation forms, samples of writing and essay, must be received by the Chronicle by this date (late entries will be disqualified)
May 2019 Selection committee deliberations and decisions
June/Summer 2019 Notification of winner.
Announcement of winner and publication of winner’s essay, profile and photo in the Chronicle’s summer edition
September 1, 2019 Deadline of winner’s article to promote and encourage support of the scholarship program
October/Fall 2019 Publication of article written by winner
November 2019 Scholarship presentation at awards banquet
(Exact date and location TBA)
December 2019 Fund disbursement directly to student’s school account after fall semester grade report check
For more information about the program, or to donate funds, please contact the scholarship committee at [hfcnews at yahoo dot com].