Thursday, March 3, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors and College Students

The Kilauea Point Natural History Association is now accepting applications for their annual scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of Dan Moriarty who was an exceptional environmental educator and conservationist. One of the main purposes of the scholarship is to foster greater awareness and protection of native Hawaiian ecosystems by supporting the college education of students from Hawai‘i with the hope that they will return to Kaua‘i and further the cause of environmental conservation. The award is up to $3,000 and is applied directly to college expenses.

Last year we awarded over $10,000 to deserving students.

With this in mind, eligibility requirements include:

Field of Study: In the broadly defined fields of botany, zoology, history and related subjects concerning the Hawaiian environment (wildlife management, interpretation, conservation and environmental education are included)

The student must have been a resident of Hawai‘i within the last five years.

Enrolled in a four-year college or university

Grade point average of 3.0 or better

 Preferences include:

       · Student is from Kaua‘i but not required.
       · Is an upper-level undergraduate (junior or senior) although both lower level and graduate                             
          student applications will be accepted.
       · Has demonstrated community service in environmental projects, such as volunteer or
         internship programs.
       · Is actively participating in environmental clubs or organizations 

It is imperative that all required documents be postmarked by April 30, 2016.

Applications and additional information can be obtained at: