Applications available for Pacific Century Fellows

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 approximately 30 of Hawaii’s most promising individuals from all segments of the 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.

Former Honolulu Mayor 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.

Individual companies may sponsor candidates for the program. The cost is $3,800 to cover expenses. Employers are encouraged to pay employee program costs, but tuition assistance is available.

Applications and information are available at The deadline for submission of applications is June 30. The Opening Retreat that kicks off the 2017-18 program year is in September at the Turtle Bay Resort.