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Applications accepted for scholarship

Officials with the Kilauea Point Natural History Association have announced that applications are now available for the Dan Moriarty Memorial Scholarship.

Applications may be requested by mailing requests to the association, P.O. Box 1130, Kilauea, HI 96754-1130.

The application deadline is April 30, they said in a press release.

The award, up to $3,000, is applied directly to college or university expenses.

Students studying in the broadly-defined fields of botany, zoology, natural history and related subjects concerning the Hawaiian environment are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, the student must have been a resident of Hawai‘i within the last five years, been accepted or enrolled in a four-year college or university, and maintained a grade-point-average of 3.0 or better.

Applicants should answer the following questions in their applications:

• How does your academic major relate to Hawaiian environmental education or conservation?

• How might your courses of study enable you to better protect native Hawaiian ecosystems?

• What are your plans for applying your academic studies to work experience in Hawaiian environmental education or conservation?

• What contributions, if any, have you already made to the study or protection of Hawaiian ecosystems that might contribute to their restoration or enhancement? List community service in environmental projects or participating membership in environmental clubs or organizations.

In addition, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of previous college and high school records.

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