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2014 FMPR Scholarship Application Available Now

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


The application for the 2014 Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) Scholarship, which will award one $1,000 scholarship each to a Kauai student and a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s or graduate degree, is available now.

For the sixth year in a row, FMPR has been providing some of the brightest students on Kauai and Pennsylvania with its scholarship to pursue their dreams of having a career in which they can make a difference in society. Whether you want to be in public relations to help increase the visibility of Kauai, become a teacher to help challenge the minds of our youth or become a marine biologist to save our precious wildlife, we welcome all eligible students.

The application submission deadline is March 30, 2014. Download the application here or at www.fmpr.net.

FMPR Scholars: Baclig, Matsumoto, and Takenouchi Thrive

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

In 2009, we initiated the FMPR Scholar program to award scholarships to outstanding Kauai students. Since then, we’ve kept in regular contact with our FMPR Scholars and have connected them with each other in a scholar network.  We continue to be so impressed with their achievements that we’ve presented an additional $500 scholarship to each of them this year as they pursue their respective goals.

Benjie Baclig has begun his third year at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. This summer, he interned at Barclays Capital in New York. Shyanne Matsumoto will soon begin her second year at Oregon State University double majoring in education and chemistry. She completed her previous semester with a 4.0 GPA.  Shelcie Takenouchi graduated from USC with a master’s degree in public relations in May. She is currently working as a PR associate at Hill & Knowlton in Los Angeles.

FMPR Scholars are chosen based on several key criteria: they are Kauai 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 on Kauai after undergraduate or graduate school; are engaged in community service and wish to advance the Kauai 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. For more information about our FMPR Scholar program, visit our FMPR Scholar blog posts.

Social Media at Kukui Grove

Monday, May 17th, 2010

This post is brought to you by guest columnist Jonell Kaohelaulii, Marketing Manager at Kukui Grove Center. Located in Lihue, Kauai.  Kukui Grove Center offers more than 60 shops and restaurants. (more…)

From Hawaii With Love

Monday, August 31st, 2009

final-smallWe have talked often both publicly and privately about the importance of being willing to evolve in business, to grow and make changes, even if it might be scary to do so.  “Take it step by step,” we tell ourselves, in an effort to move forward with courage.  The effect of saying these things actually manifested something significant in our own experience because just a few months ago, we were offered a radio show on The VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network (www.voiceamerica.com), the world leader in live Internet talk radio. Now it’s our time to walk our talk. (more…)

Pack to Fly: Kauai’s Local Delights to Take Home

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Pono Market

“Pack to Fly” is a term heard often in Kauai restaurants and stores, usually referring to the packaging of food being taken on an airplane.  Most times, this food will be presented as omiyage (o-mee-yah-gay), the Japanese tradition of gifts given to co-workers, family, and friends upon returning from a trip.  Omiyage has been adopted by Hawaii and Kauai locals and usually involves food.  Anyone can take on this custom by buying and giving locally-made favorites from the places that they visit.  


Lessons from Benjie

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

FMPR Scholar Benjie BacligThis year we had the distinct honor to award scholarships to two deserving and extraordinary recipients, Benjie Baclig and Shelcie Takenouchi.  Shelcie is in Southern California, where she will attend USC to pursue a master of arts degree in strategic public relations.  Benjie just graduated as the valedictorian from Waimea High School on Kaua’i’s Westside so we were able to take him and his family to breakfast to meet him and learn what fired his ambition to be great. (more…)

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