Since 2009, FMPR has awarded two $1,000 scholarships annually, one to a Kauai student and one to a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s or graduate degree. Please read below for an overview of the FMPR Scholarship, how to apply, personal statement instructions, and our online application.


Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) will award one $1,000 scholarship annually to a Kauai student and a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s or graduate degree. Those who receive the Fujita & Miura Public Relations Scholarship will thereafter be referred to as FMPR Scholars. The selection of FMPR Scholars is based upon Kauai and 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
  • Are engaged in entrepreneurial activities and have the intention to return to the communities in which they grew up after undergraduate or graduate school to pursue their livelihoods
  • Are engaged in community service and wish to advance their communities
  • Have proven intellectual and academic achievements
  • Show integrity of character and an interest in helping others
  • Have the ability to lead and the motivation to use their talents to the fullest


Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they fulfill the above criteria through their completed application, a personal statement, and school transcripts. Detailed instructions follow.


Scholarship monies will be released to awardees after the announcement of the FMPR Scholars in June and after the scholars provide FMPR with documentation that they have been accepted for admission by a college or university for the following school year. There will be no deferment scholarships.


The Fujita & Miura Public Relations Scholarship is a direct payment to the scholar to cover tuition fees, boarding, living expenses, and other academic expenses.


Applicants may apply on an annual basis. Scholarships will only be awarded to previous awardees whose progress and accomplishments are exemplary.


Financial need is not necessarily a factor in being awarded the Fujita & Miura Public Relations Scholarship, however, students who have faced and overcome major life obstacles, including financial hardship, will be given preference as long as they meet the other criteria.


Fujita & Miura Public Relations Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, social background, or disability.


Applicants must submit a completed application (online form appears below), a 300-word personal statement (instructions appear below), and high school and college transcripts (to be scanned and downloaded below) by May 30. FMPR Scholars will be announced in June. Questions may be emailed to


The application should include information about applicant’s past accomplishments. In this personal statement, we wish to learn about the applicant’s aspirations and plans for the future. The personal statement should be no fewer than 300 words and no longer than 1,000 words and include information about how the applicant plans to make a contribution to the world around them and their local communities in particular, and how they will blend their intellectual talents and concern for others to play an influential role in the betterment of society, wherever their careers might take them. Please note that Fujita & Miura Public Relations does not necessarily presuppose a career in communications or public relations, however, this is preferred. Fujita & Miura Public Relations wants scholars to be intellectually and morally capable of leadership in any field.


FMPR Scholar Application

  • Please tell us what college you will attend. If you attended a college or university already, please provide the name of the institution as well as your current GPA.
  • Please tell us what major you intent to study.
  • Please describe your extracurricular activities.
  • Please tell us about any awards or honors you received in high school, college, or university.
  • Please tell us about additional noteworthy accomplishments.
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    Please upload your personal statement and a copy of your high school and/or college/university transcripts here.

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