Apr 262016
FSM students are eligible to apply for the following scholarship for 2016-2017:
  • Any FSM citizen is eligible (not just students from Pohnpei)
  • $1,000 per semester
  • Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Click here for the application: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/documents/RotaryClubofPohnpeiScholarshipApplication2016-2017.doc

Apr 262016

Deadline: No deadline, but it is recommended that you submit your application by June 30; no scholarships for summer
Send transcript to: FSM Department of Education, P.O. Box PS 87, Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941

Click here for more information: http://www.fsmed.fm/index.php/post-secondary-menu

Click here for the application: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/documents/FSMNationalScholarship.pdf

Apr 252016

Fellowship Dates: Aug. 30 – Sep. 4 2016

The Oceanic Peace Revolution Fellowship, entitled “Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”, will bring together a group of young people from all Oceanian countries who are interested in learning and exploring self-development as a primary means to make this world a better place to live. This retreat aims to promote a culture of peace, peace education, conflict prevention and youth empowerment through the primary means of self-development and meditation.

We live in a world which is often chaotic, stressful and where many people live their lives in situations which are out of their control. By developing personal skills, people can learn to be less reactive to emotions, stress, and challenging external environments and instead become proactive towards real and meaningful world change. Continue reading »

Apr 222016
I am taking a class at San Jose State University this summer that is about immigration.  There will be teachers from all over the United States that will be there.  Specifically, we are going to write a short play about immigrants to our area of the United States.  We are each hoping to bring back our play to use drama to enlighten our students as to the reasons that people move to a new home in our home state of Hawaii.
The purpose of the project is to understand our new neighbors, particularly Micronesians.  We would like to bring attention to the reason that they wanted to leave and come to the United States (Hawaii) so we can support them as best we can.
I am interested in learning from people who have left a Micronesian Island for an ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT(s).  Reasons might include: rising water will make a home uninhabitable; fishing has gotten difficult or impossible because there are fewer fish, quality of fish has declined, or greater competition for fish; radiation exposure due to atomic testing in the South Pacific; invasive species have compromised the agricultural crops; changing weather patterns have made fresh water from rain less available; or any other reason having to do with the environment.
I am hoping that we can bring attention to the ways that we in Hawai’i can help support our new Micronesian friends; we can raise our awareness of environmental issues that our new Micronesian friends tell us about in the Pacific Ocean; and we can learn specific steps that we can take in our own lives that will help keep our shared Pacific Ocean environment healthy.
I will need this information before June 10, 2016.  Email me at:  lqueueg@yahoo.com
Thank you.
Linda Q. Green

[Remathau] Students immersed in maritime learning

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Apr 182016

Students immersed in maritime learning

“Papa Mau The Wayfinder” is a feature-length documentary that takes a retrospective look at the influence of Mau Piailug, a native from the Micronesian atoll of Satawal, on reviving the art of non-instrument navigation in Polynesia.

Navigators in Satawal are chosen at birth and start training at an early age.

Click here to learn more: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/students-immersed-in-maritime-learning/article_db7aa72a-f4cd-5acd-9a7f-29dd414960c7.html

Yap State Scholarship Office Announces Availability Of Australian Scholarship

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Mar 092016



COLONIA, Yap (WED-R&D) — The Workforce Enrichment Division’s (WED) Scholarship Office would like to announce the following opportunity to the general public:

The Australian Government has announced the opening of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) for intake year 2017. The scholarship provides the opportunity for resident citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia to undertake studies at post-secondary institutions in the Pacific region for study levels of technical/vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate (up to Master’s level only).

The AAPS covers successful applicant’s tuition and institution fees, living expenses, basic overseas health coverage, tutorial assistance and economy class air travel back to your home country at the end of each year of study.

To be eligible, applicants must:
• Have citizenship of either the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands or Republic of Palau;
• Have completed an Associate’s degree or due to complete by June 2016 with a GPA of 2.8 and above, OR a mature age student, at least 25 years old, with a minimum of five years’ work experience and high school GPA of 2.8 or above.

Applications can be completed online at the AusAID website: oasis.dfat.gov.au and must be submitted no later than April 30th.

Paper applications are also available at the Yap State Scholarship Office, and must be returned by April 15th to allow time to mail to the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei.

For more information on the scholarship and application process, please contact Brian Southwick, Scholarship Coordinator, at 350-2182 or email at southyap@yahoo.com.

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Staphenie Leyarofebung, Aspiring Yapese Educator

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Jan 252016

Pacific Students Media presents…

Staphenie Leyarofebung is a graduate of Yap Catholic High School. She is a student of University of Hawaii at Hilo, majoring in Education and is a member of Wa’ab Student Organization. Staphenie also participated in the Pacific Islander Summer Bridge Program 2015.

Staphenie is from the Outer Islands of Yap but she considers herself a Yap Proper girl because she was born and raised there.  She chose Education because in Yap, education is an issue that needs to be improved.  Staphenie realized education was important when she attended Yap Catholic High School, a private Jesuit school in Yap.

Her mom is her inspiration despite her being not educated.  She wanted the best for Staphenie so that she could go on to get her education and obtain a job, something she didn’t have from her generation.  Staphenie didn’t think college and traveling to other places was an option due to the challenges involved.  YCHS and her mom changed her views on that.

Staphenie wants to fulfill her mom’s wishes and cares deeply for her.  She wants her mother to be proud of her.

I want to thank all my classmates, the Twelve Disciples for being there for me, pushing me forward.  I’m the girl known for not doing her homework, and they’re always there to remind me of my homework.  And I also wanted to thank my parents, my siblings, even though I’m always the pain in their bottom.  And they don’t give up on me because they care for me, they have unconditional love for me.

Life is hard but you just have to live through it and strive forward.  Try your best to achieve your goals.  And life is not fair but that’s how it is.  Just come to college, it’s fun.

Staphenie Leyarofebung

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Wa’ab Student Organization Performances at Julian Taifmai’s Cultural Rejuvenation 2015

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Jul 172015

0:55 Gamel
17:25 Yalfath

Pacific Students Media presents…

Wa’ab Student Organization (WSO) performing Gamel (Yapese Stick Dance), and Yalfath (Yapese Men’s Dance) at Julian Yaifmai’s Cultural Rejuvenation 2015 at Wow Wow Park, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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February 28, 2015

Jun 182015

The 6th Annual Remathau Graduation of 2015, held at Wow Wow Park in Kailua-Kona, Big Island. “Remathau” is an Outer Island Carolinian word meaning “people of the ocean”.

Faliuwseuw Scholarship Fund – Yapese Students

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Jun 042015

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Info: http://goo.gl/XPoFKD

“The purpose of this fund is to support students from Yap State, in the Federated States of Micronesia who are pursuing a degree in any area of study at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.” Continue reading »