Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, SOEST, and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) are pleased to announce the availability of graduate assistantships for local students dedicated to careers in natural resource management in the state of Hawaiʻi. Assistantships will be awarded in the Spring semester each year for admission in the following Fall semester. Applications are due each year in early January. The overall goal of the Hauʻoli Mau Loa graduate assistantships is to develop the next generation of natural resource management leaders for Hawaiʻi.

Graduate Assistantships
Each assistantship comes with generous support for two years (2nd year pending satisfactory academic performance), including:
- a Graduate Assistantship stipend (plus fringe benefits),
- a full tuition remission, and $5,000 in professional development funds (books, fees, travel to local and national conferences, supplies, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria
The following eligibility criteria apply:
- good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 prior to and throughout the assistantship);
- from Hawaiʻi, as evidenced by graduating from a Hawaiʻi high school;
- pursuing a M.S. degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, or Earth & Planetary Sciences;
- track record of supporting Hawaiʻi’s environment (e.g., internships, volunteer opportunities, etc.) and serving in a leadership capacity (academic, athletic, extracurricular, and/or professional); and
- commitment to pursuing and attaining a long-term career in natural resource management in Hawaiʻi.

Applications may be submitted by email to elohr@hawaii.edu by January 15 of each year.
For more info, please visit: https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soestwp/hauoli-mau-loa-graduate-fellowship/