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Updated at 7:45 a.m., Monday, February 5, 2007

Scholarships for Hawaiians interested in geosciences

Advertiser Staff

Ka 'Imi 'Ike, a project of the Hawai'i Biodiversity and Mapping Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, is accepting applications for scholarships and its summer program from Manoa undergraduate students who are of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ancestry.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to students who are majoring or are interested in any of the geoscience disciplines, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, physical geography and global environmental studies. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis per semester.

The Ka 'Imi 'Ike summer program, "Explorations in the Geosciences," is a three-week boarding experience for incoming freshmen and sophomores at UH Manoa who are not already majoring in a science field but are interested in learning more about earth, weather and water sciences. The program is currently accepting applications for the summer institute scheduled for July 9 to July 27.

Applicants to the summer institute should already be accepted to UH Manoa but without a declared major in the sciences. The three-week course includes board, meals and a monetary grant for completion of the institute that can be used towards college expenses. The deadline to submit applications is March 30.

For more information or to apply for the scholarships or summer program, call 587-8593 or visit http://hbmp.hawaii.edu/kaimiike/.