Important Dates

  • Dec 2, 2015: Mid-year Report Due
  • May 6, 2016: Scholars Symposium

Scholars News

Photo of Jenn Wong-Ala
Jenn Wong-Ala is headed to MIT for the CONVERGE graduate preview weekend.

Photo of Diamond Tachera
Diamond Tachera has been awarded the ExxonMobil Minority Scholarship Award.

Photo of Kirena Clah
Kirena Clah wins Best Poster Presentation at 2015 SACNAS Regional Meeting.

Photo of Kanoelani Steward
Kanoelani Steward accepted into the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program.

Photo of Mikayla Jones
Mikayla Jones wins spot in NOAA EPP scholarship program.

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C-MORE Scholars Projects

  • New! Fall 2015–Spring 2016

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Preview of C-MORE Scolars slideshow.

Meet the C-MORE Scholars. Click here or on the image to see the slideshow on YouTube.


The C-MORE Scholars program provides hands-on, closely mentored research experiences for full-time undergraduate students within the University of Hawai‘i (UH) system who are interested in ocean and earth science-related careers. Students, especially underrepresented students such as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, from all UH campuses are encouraged to apply. Three levels of awards are offered, depending on the student’s skills, knowledge and experience. All Scholars receive guidance and help from a mentor who is an ocean or earth scientist. Mentors can be chosen by the student, or we can help find a mentor based on the student’s interests. In addition to conducting research, all Scholars attend monthly meetings on professional development, participate in educational outreach and present their research results at the end of the year.

Photo of Fall 2014-Spring 2015 C-MORE Scolars.

The Fall 2014–Spring 2015 C-MORE Scholars & Affiliates. Front row, left to right: Kirena Clah, Kanoelani Steward, Lisa Hall, Mikayla Jones, Melanie Keliipuleole, Cherie Kauahi, Lhiberty Pagaduan. Back row, left to right: Samira Fatemi, Tatiana Oje, Serina Haleaka Ki‘ili, Daren Martin, Jennifer Wong-Ala, Akamu Jaber, Leah Kamō‘īokalani Sausen, Maileho‘oaihinanomekealoha Aiwohi (Click on the image to see a larger version.)

Applying to the Program

Competitive academic REU (paid): Students are accepted into the program through a competitive application process.

Affiliate Application (non-paid): Students who are majoring in an earth or ocean-related field, but are not part of the regular C-MORE Scholars program, may apply to become a C-MORE Scholars Affiliate. Affiliates may attend the monthly meetings related to career/professional development free of charge. Click here to access the online Affiliate application. Applications for affiliate status are accepted throughout the year.

Information for Current Scholars

Additional Resources

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