We’re now in our fourth year of offering the FMPR Scholarship and have three amazing and accomplished FMPR Scholars who continue to impress us on personal, professional and academic levels.

Shelcie Takenouchi completed her master’s degree in public relations from USC and is working at Hill & Knowlton in Irvine. Benjie Baclig is in his third year at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. This summer, he interned at Barclays Capital in New York. Shyanne Matsumoto is in her second year of pursuing a double major in secondary education and chemistry at Oregon State University.  All three are thriving and connected as a network of FMPR Scholars who intend to come back to Kaua`i one day to share their knowledge and leadership.

This year, since we are now a bicoastal company operating out of Hawai`i and Pennsylvania, we will award one $1,000 scholarship each to a Kaua`i student and a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s or graduate degree.

The scholarship application is available online at www.fmpr.net. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they fulfill specific criteria through their completed Application Form, a personal statement, and school transcripts.  Applications must be submitted by March 30 and FMPR Scholars will be announced on May 1.

We look forward to seeing what talent comes forth this year through our FMPR Scholarship application process.  It gives us great hope for our future leaders and for the larger network of FMPR Scholars we’ll continue to create over the years.

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