Scholarships offered for environmental leadership program

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The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering tuition scholarships for three high school students residing in the state of Hawaii to participate in the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab-Hawaii on March 22–30, on Hawaii Island. The deadline to apply is Jan. 10.

This national leadership program integrates the development of leadership skills with outstanding opportunities for high school students to study the biology, ecology, and cultural traditions of the Island of Hawaii.

Program activities include meeting with cultural practitioners to learn about the culture and history of the island, participating in the restoration of native forests, exploring the geological wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, kayaking, camping near the ocean, and learning about coral reef ecology and management.

In addition to providing incredible adventures and experiences, the program gives students a chance to identify and develop their group-building and leadership skills.

For more program details, visit the BELL Web site at http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/leadership/hawaii.

Application materials are available to download at The Kohala Center Web site, http://www.kohalacenter.org/bell.html, or by contacting Erica Perez at (808) 887-6411 or eperez@kohalacenter.org. Students applying for scholarships must send their application materials directly to The Kohala Center, and do not need to pay the deposit or application fee.