Leeward Community College student wins EMMY scholarship

Kent Harland awarded prestigious Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Leeward Community College
Posted: May 11, 2006

PEARL CITY, Oʻahu — Kent Harland, a student in the Leeward Community College (LCC) TV Production (TVPro) program, was recently selected as this year‘s EMMY® Award scholarship winner for Best Videography. One of four scholarships awarded annually to college students, the Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship is presented by the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and its Board of Governors. Harland will be honored with his award at the chapter‘s formal EMMY® Award ceremonies on May 20.

The $3,000 scholarship award is based upon a college transcript and essay along with a videotape of the student‘s work. It is a juried competition with judges from TV stations, networks, advertising agencies, as well as college professors. This is the eighth EMMY® Award scholarship that has been awarded to a LCC TVPro student since 1989.

Hawaiʻi students vying for EMMY® awards compete through NATAS‘ San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, which includes all colleges and universities within Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaiʻi, and Reno, Nev.—an area that includes nearly 200 higher education institutions. The scholarships are awarded to encourage individuals who demonstrate leadership and talent in advancing the artistic, cultural, educational, and technical qualities of television. Besides videography, scholarships are also awarded for excellence in television production and reporting, as well as one for minority students. Other college winners this year are from Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley.


The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is the premier and most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The Academy awards the EMMY®, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for outstanding creative achievement. Formed in 1957, NATAS serves all television markets in the United States through its 20 chapters. The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter joined in 1961, and is now one of the largest chapters, representing California markets from Visalia to the Oregon border, Hawaiʻi, and Reno, Nev.


Located in Pearl City on the island of Oʻahu, Leeward Community College is a regional community center, creating both an environment for academic learning and a center of cultural life for its Leeward Oʻahu neighbors. From professional career studies to liberal arts, the college offers diverse and comprehensive opportunities for all students on its main campus as well as off campus through its satellite campus in Waiʻanae and through its expanding distance education program. The college is one of 10 campuses in the University of Hawaiʻi System. For more information, visit www.leeward.hawaii.edu .

Leeward‘s Television Production program is uniquely co-designed by industry leaders and university educators to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the TV production profession. The career-oriented program is designed specifically for students seeking job-entry skills, retraining, or upgrading in professional digital cinematography, with emphasis on all aspects of video production. For more information, visit http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/tvpro .

For more information, visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu