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UH Hilo marine science student awarded Hollings scholarship

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Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Keith Hernandez, a sophomore marine science major at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo, is one of 100 students nationwide to be awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationÔÇÖs Ernest F. Hollings scholarship.

The scholarship includes up to $8,000 a year academic assistance for full-time study and a 10-week, paid, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility. There is also the possibility of reappointment for a second year of scholarship benefits.

The Hollings program prepares marine and atmospheric science students for careers in public service and education.

Hernandez is the seventh Hollings scholar from UH Hilo since 2004. All have been marine science majors or have taken marine science classes.

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