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Scholarships offered for Cornell, Brown summer programs


The Kohala Center invites high school students to apply for scholarships to summer engineering and environmental science programs at Cornell and Brown universities. 

Applications are due Feb. 28 for the Cornell CATALYST Academy’s one-week residential engineering program and for the Brown University Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) this summer.

The CATALYST Academy offers students classroom experience, lab sessions, and project research in engineering and related disciplines. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students. The Academy is July 19–25 on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, N.Y.

Applicants to the Academy must be current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have completed the required Algebra II and science courses.

The Kohala Center, through the Earl E. Bakken Science and Engineering Scholarship Program, is offering two partial scholarships for qualifying Hawaii Island applicants to travel to and attend this summer’s CATALYST Academy. 

Application instructions and forms are available at

Scholarships are also available for three sessions of the Brown University Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL): BELL Sustainable Development, June 28–July 10 and July 12–25, and BELL Field Ecology, July 26–Aug. 7.

BELL students learn and live outdoors at Brown’s 372-acre historic Haffenreffer Estate farm on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island and enjoy a full program of study focusing on the natural environment and developing the leadership skills they need to tackle pressing environmental problems in their home communities. 

For more information on the BELL programs, visit….

The Kohala Center, through the Earl E. Bakken Scholarship Program, is working with Brown University to offer two partial scholarships to travel to and attend BELL. Download all application materials at…l or call The Kohala Center at 887-6411 to request an application.  

The deadline for all applications is Feb. 28. Application and scholarship materials should be submitted to The Kohala Center. Contact Samantha Birch at or 443-2755.

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