Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB) awarded the Masami Siksei Memorial Scholarship (MSMS) to Mr. Franzen Mikel Tarkong for this school year 2020-2021.  The late Mr. Masami Siksei was a strong advocate for education and his family has established this new scholarship as a tribute to him. 

There is only one award available in the amount of $5,000.00.  A recipient of this scholarship must major in a preferred field of study as identified by the donor, must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be actively involved in the community and other extra-curricular activities.    Mr. Tarkong is a senior at the Eastern Oregon University located in LaGrande, Oregon majoring in pre-law/political science. 

Tarkong is a good student who excelled academically (3.07 GPA) and was active in his school as well as his community which resulted in him being selected as the recipient among all the other applicants. 

Since Tarkong is presently in Oregon, Mrs. Sophia Seid who is the daughter of the late Masami Siksei presented the award to Tarkong’s proud Mother. Also, PNSB Treasurer Caroline S. Skebong witnessed the awarding.

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