Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) announced that Blake Calderon of Lihue, Kauai and Emma Ford of Souderton, Pennsylvania have been named the 2018 FMPR scholars and received a $1,000 scholarship each to use toward their college expenses. 

Calderon graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama High School and received her associates degree from the University of Hawai`i. She is now attending the University of Hawaii – West O’ahu studying business administration with a concentration in marketing.

“Blake has a passion for creativity and innovation in marketing,” says Joy Miura Koerte, partner with FMPR. “Outside of school, she has personal projects to expand her knowledge and solidify her career on Kaua`i. We are so pleased to be able to contribute to her future.”

Says Calderon, “Having been away from my family for school since the age of 13, I am excited for the opportunities that having my own digital agency presents. In the near future, I hope to return back to Kauai to be with my family once again while helping local businesses with their digital marketing efforts.”

Ford graduated from Souderton Area High School in the top four in a class of 600. She will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to study public relations.

Says Ford, “More than anything, I want to create a sense of belonging, a sense of change, a sense of pride.”

“Emma is a shining example of the kinds of scholars we love to support and see grow over the years,” says Jenny Fujita, also a partner with FMPR. “We have full faith that she will spend her life bettering the lives of others in our community.”

FMPR Scholars are chosen based on several key criteria: they are Kauai or Pennsylvania residents and students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, preferably in communications or public relations; are interested in owning or working for a small business and/or home-based business; engaged in entrepreneurial activities; intend to come home to and pursue their livelihoods in their local communities after undergraduate or graduate school; are engaged in community service and wish to advance their local community after college; have proven intellectual and academic achievements; show integrity of character and an interest in helping others; and have the ability to lead and the motivation to use their talents to the fullest.

Fujita & Miura Public Relations is a full service communications consulting firm located on Kauai, Hawaii and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Since 2000, FMPR has been providing strategic advice and services to businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their goals.

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