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Multiple scholarships are available for center and university summer programs

The Kohala Center, in partnership with Brown University and the University of California at San Diego, is offering scholarships for high school students who apply to the following residential engineering and environmental science summer programs:

The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering full-tuition scholarships for two Hawaii Island students to attend a two-week session of the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab at Brown University from June 24 to July 5, July 8 to 19 and July 22 to Aug. 2. The application deadline is March 29. Students must cover their travel costs. Students learn how human demands on the environment compromise ecosystem health. They also learn about policies, practices and technologies that may reduce humankind’s ecological impact. Mentoring is provided by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. More information is available at

University of California at San Diego and The Kohala Center are offering one full-tuition scholarship to attend an Academic Connections session of their choosing in San Diego from July 7 to 27. Application deadline is March 29. The scholarship recipient must cover his or her travel costs. Academic Connections at UCSD is a three-week experience targeted to students from grades 9 to 12. Students attend courses taught by UCSD graduate students or work side-by-side with researchers on projects. See

UCSD is offering one full-tuition scholarship to attend the Academic Connections program on Hawaii Island from Aug. 10 to 17. Application deadline is March 29. The Alakai i ka Malama Honua, “A Leader in Caring for the Earth,” course is made possible by a partnership between UCSD and The Kohala Center. The program from students in grades 9 to 12 examines the ecosystem and climate zones of Hawaii Island. Students study geology, volcanology, marine science and Hawaiian history. See

For information and application forms, go to, call 887-6411 or email Erica Perez at