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Moriarty scholarship applications accepted

KILAUEA — Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges, serving as the nonprofit group that provides support to the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship in honor of Daniel Moriarty, announced Thomas Daubert, executive director of Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges.

Students studying in the fields of botany, zoology, natural history and related subjects concerning the Hawaiian environment are encouraged to apply. The fields of wildlife management, interpretation, conservation and environmental education are also supported.

To be eligible, students must have been 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.

Completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than April 30. For more information about the Daniel Moriarty Memorial Scholarships, or to apply, visit, contact Daubert at 808-828-0384, or email

“We are so honored to continue the legacy of Dan Moriarty’s passion for conservation by supporting the education of members of our community who aspire to work in these important fields,” Daubert said. “These awards are made possible by generous donations to Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges, and by proceeds of sales from the Nature Store at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.”

During 2022, the Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges board of directors distributed a total of $20,000 in scholarships to nine students supporting the future of wildlife conservation across our state for years to come.

Moriarty was an outstanding environmental educator and conservationist who played a major role in developing Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. He also fostered a strong conservation culture within the community that continues to this day. Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges awards annual scholarships in his memory, applied directly to college or university expenses.

Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges supports visitor education, provides rehabilitative care for sick or injured native Hawaiian birds, volunteer training, special events, equipment for wildlife habitat maintenance and restoration, free busing for school field trips to a refuge, awards annual scholarships for college students pursuing environmental studies, and more.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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