Scholars & Fellows
Scholarships for Oregon high school graduates and THF Climate Change Fellow at UH Manoa.
Scholarships for Oregon High School Women Graduates
We partner with Oregon nonprofit organizations College Possible and Stand for Children to award college scholarships. The Barbara Leppe scholarship is a renewable scholarship of $7,000 per year for four years and recipients do not need to attend college in Oregon.
This scholarship would help support and motivate me to reach my goals by helping fund things that are beneficial to earning my Bachelor’s degree, and later on a license to practice medicine as Dr. Duku.
The Healy Foundation Climate Change Fellow
We partner with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) to support an annual research assistant position. The ISR prioritizes community resilience in its effort to help Hawaiʻi meet obligations to environmental sustainability.
Izzy is a master’s student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and a Graduate Assistant with ISR. Her interests include climate adaptation and food systems, especially as they relate to sea level rise. Prior to starting her masters, Izzy was an AmeriCorps VISTA with the City’s Resilience Office, where she supported the development of the City’s first climate adaptation strategy through research and community engagement. Izzy really enjoys the color purple and playing sports in her free time. She received her BA in Urban Studies from the University of California, Berkeley (2020).
Ryan is a master’s student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with interests in climate change planning, land use, and agriculture. As a Research Assistant, he conducts research and provides other support activities for the City and County of Honolulu Climate Change Commission. He is also the president of a small farm on the windward side of O’ahu, growing ti and cacao.
Rachel Han, THF's first Climate Change Fellow, spent a year as the support to the climate change commission and as the hub for all members to communicate through. Rachel’s field of study is Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Coastal Engineering with a focus in coastal/climate policy. She’s currently working on her thesis, “Climate policy for coastal infrastructure/roadways at the Federal, State, and County levels: A case study of policies for tsunami, storm surge, shoreline change, wave overtopping, sea level rise in Maui County, Hawai’i”.