Hawai'i conservation alliance

Student Rate Application

In partnership with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways initiative, the HCC Student Rate program aims to provide a one-of-a-kind career development opportunity for students and emerging professionals interested in pursuing a career in a conservation-related field. In 2013, we provided support to over 150 students, interns, and emerging professionals. Last year, the program supported the attendance of approximately 165 high school students, college students, and emerging professionals across the Hawaiian Islands. 

Apply using our online application form.

Eligibility: *Preference will be given to those applicants who meet the eligibility requirements
1. A resident of Hawai‘i and;
2. A current Hawai‘i high school junior or senior OR graduate of a Hawai‘i high school and;
3. Have demonstrated a commitment to Hawai‘i conservation

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • If they meet the program eligibility requirements
  • A Completed Application
  • Their Personal Statement

*Please note, if you are awarded, you will receive a code to register for the HCC conference. At the time of registration, you will be charged the subsidized $50.00 (normally $170). We also provide a travel stipend for our neighbor island attendees. Checks will be distributed on Thursday, August 6th in the afternoon. You must be present to receive your stipend. 


Deadline to apply is July 15th, 2015.