HAWAII’S EAST-WEST CENTER ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS

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HAWAI‘I’S EAST-WEST CENTER ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (September 6, 2001 – PIDP/CPIS)---The Hawai‘i-based East-West Center has announced the availability of four competitive scholarships for Pacific Island students to study in the United States beginning in the fall of the year 2002.

The scholarships offer opportunities for academically talented individuals to pursue U.S. baccalaureate or master’s degrees in fields that will contribute to Pacific Islands region development.

Successful candidates, who must be citizens of either the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu, will study for the first year at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

After the first year, students may continue their studies in Hawai‘i or transfer to a college or university in the continental United States.

Complete information about the South Pacific Islands Scholarship Program is available from U.S. Pacific Islands embassies or the Award Services Office of the East-West Center (1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848-1601; TEL: (808) 944-7735; FAX: (808) 944-7730; E-Mail: pidpusia@EastWestCenter.org

Required application materials can be found at the Pacific Islands Development Program website ( http://pidp.ewc.hawaii.edu/pidp/Awards/spsaward1.htm ). 

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2002.

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