Hamakua Institute Fellows


In conjunction with the Islands Rural Development Initiative (IRDI), the Hamakua Institute is pleased to offer fellowships to undergraduate students from rural regions who are studying at the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Fellows will receive hands-on training, enabling them to learn our approach to rural development and make an immediate impact. When the program is fully operational, up to four students will be selected to participate at any given time.

Fellowships will last five years, including one year of field project work after the degree is awarded. Each fellow will participate in an agricultural cooperative with other students to compare farming techniques and agribusiness ideas, and relate them to their own rural communities. They also will participate in the Hamakua Institute’s field projects and research activities to gain practical, rural development experience.

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