How can I do an interview with my qualifying relative when he or she is either deceased or unable to communicate? First, you’re not alone. Others have faced this challenge and successfully overcome it. Christian Keliipio, a Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship winner in 2013, provides a great example to get you jump started. We at the Scholarship Fund found the student’s approach clever and innovative.
Finding people who knew your qualifying relative and his life can give you amazing insights into your own family history as well as insight into the impact of ILWU 142 on the life of your family here in Hawaii. These interviews should not be viewed by you as a chore, but instead, an opportunity to know more about your family and thus, yourself and the community you live in. Please accept and enjoy the challenge as this successful student did.