M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Funding Opportunities

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You need to put in separate applications for each of these opportunities. We will use your letters of recommendation and your transcript from your general TCBES application, but each of these funding opportunities requires a separate statement describing how you are a good candidate for these positions.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are offered to prospective and current Master's students within the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Sciences (TCBES) program at UH Hilo. In return for Graduate Assistants teaching or assisting programs in the department to which the candidate will be assigned, Graduate Assistants receive a monthly salary and full tuition remission (not including student fees). Graduate Assistants will be given 1-year terms and will be required to reapply to renew for a second year. Renewals will be based on satisfactory performance. Priority will be given to students in their 1st and 2nd year of the TCBES program.

For information on opportunities at UH Hilo, please visit the NEOGOV website

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Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation and the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Graduate Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo are pleased to announce the availability of three graduate assistantships for students dedicated to careers in conservation biology and environmental science in the state of Hawaiʻi. In addition, UH Hilo is part of the Environment Leadership Pathways that is a major focus of the Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  1. good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the fellowship)
  2. from Hawaiʻi, as evidenced by having graduated from a high school in Hawaiʻi
  3. pursuing a M.S. degree in TCBES
  4. track record of supporting Hawaiʻi’s environment (e.g., internships, volunteer opportunities) and serving in a leadership capacity or demonstrated leadership potential (academic, athletic, extracurricular, and/or professional)
  5. commitment to attaining and pursuing a long term career in conservation biology and environmental science in Hawaiʻi.

For information on opportunities at UH Hilo, please visit the NEOGOV website

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Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation Graduate Scholarship

Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Graduate Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is pleased to announce the availability of graduate scholarships for students dedicated to careers in terrestrial wildlife conservation and habitat.

Research may address the interface with agriculture and urban-managed systems. The following eligibility criteria apply:

(i) good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 before and throughout the scholarship)
(ii) pursuing a M.S. degree in TCBES

For detailed information on the Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation Graduate Scholarship, please review the form below:

To apply for the Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation Graduate Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year, please send the completed form to Shelby Wong, (hilograd@hawaii.edu) with “Wildlife Scholarship Application Fall 2021” in the subject line. The application deadline is 6 January 2021, after which applicants will be examined until all positions are filled.

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Other Funding Opportunities

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation offers annual scholarship opportunities for students.

The University of Hawaiʻi System awards a variety of scholarships annually to registered UH students.

Need other options? Below are compiled lists of funding opportunities put together by previous cohorts.

UH Hilo Financial Aid Office

The UH Financial Aid Office can assist with specific financial aid questions.