‘Pacific Century Fellows’ accepting applications

The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable, nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 16th class of Pacific Century Fellows. The program, modeled after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawaii’s future leaders.

The nine-month program will include about 30 of Hawaii’s most promising individuals from all segments of our community who are in their mid-20s to early 40s. The fellows will be selected by a 16-member committee of prominent citizens based on their demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals and on having exhibited leadership qualities in their current professional, volunteer, and civic activities.

Mufi Hannemann, who serves as chairman of the board of the Fund for the Pacific Century, was himself a White House Fellow in 1983-84.

“It has been exciting to see this program develop and to hear from past participants on how they have benefited from the experience,” said Hannemann.

A chapter of the Pacific Century Fellows program was established in 2014 in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and included participants from both the Commonwealth and Guam.

“Program Fellows are encouraged to develop long-term relationships and are expected to play active public service roles,” said Hannemann.

Companies may sponsor candidates for the program. The cost is $3,800. Tuition assistance is available. Applications and information is available at www.pacificcenturyfellows.com. The deadline for applications is June 30.

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