Apply Now for Pacific Century Fellow

May, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of the Pacific Century Fellows.

This will be the 16th class of the program, which was modeled after the White House Fellows Program and is designed to nurture Hawaii’s future leaders.

“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,” says a statement from the Pacific Century Fellows Program, the nonprofit that runs the program.

About 30 Hawaii’s residents in their mid-20s to early 40s and from all segments of the local community will be chosen. They will participate in a nine-month program that will help them better understand county, state and national issues through contact with community leaders. The deadline for applications is June 30.

Applications and information are available at Attendance is required at two events: interviews for finalists on Aug. 5 at the Sheraton Waikiki and the opening retreat Sept. 29-30 at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Mufi Hannemann, who serves as chairman of the board of the Fund for the Pacific Century, says, “It has been exciting to see this program develop and to hear from past participants on how they have benefited from the experience. Graduates of the program include elected officials in various positions, including U.S. senator and congressman, governor and mayor, bank executives and top business leaders, major labor and nonprofit representatives, university professors, media and public-relations officials, physicians and dentists, and military officers.”

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