KILAUEA — The Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges, the nonprofit group that provides support to the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, continued its support of education of future conservation by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships from a fund honoring the legacy of Daniel Moriarty.
“This year, the Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges is providing a total of $16,500 in scholarship awards to eight students from Hawai‘i studying towards conservation careers,” said Thomas Dauber, the executive director for Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges. “We are honored to support their education and look forward to their future contributions to conservation work across Hawai‘i nei.”
Recipients of the Daniel Moriarty Memorial Scholarships are Samantha Alvarado, Natalie Abao Blum, Nandi Fisher, Shu Hoo, Emma Seres, Ciaralen Tolentino, Hi‘ilani Ventura and Elise Yukimura.
These students are pursuing degrees within a wide array of wildlife conservation-based areas, including biology, botany, environmental science, marine biology and tropical plant and soil science.
Eligibility on scholarships are based on students being a resident of Hawai‘i within the last five years, been accepted or enrolled in a four-year college or university, or a two-year program provided by a community college, and maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Scholarship awards are made possible through generous donations to the Daniel Moriarty Scholarship Fund and from proceeds of sales from the Nature Store at Kilauea Point NWR.
Information: www.kauairefuges.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Daubert at 808-828-0384.
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