The Kohala Center awards two Hawaiian Scholars Doctoral Fellowships

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—August 28, 2017—Two Native Hawaiian scholars pursuing their doctoral degrees at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have been awarded fellowships by The Kohala Center, a Hawai‘i Island-based nonprofit focused on research, conservation, and education.

Narrissa P. Spies, who is pursuing a doctorate in zoology, and Lelemia Irvine, a doctoral candidate in civil and environmental engineering, will each receive $45,000 and mentorship through the fellowship program to enable them to focus on completing and defending their dissertations during the 2017–2018 academic year.

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