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The 2019 application cycle is now open for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship.

The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C., offers an annual scholarship, available to qualified graduate students. The society awards up to $10,000 to graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. Proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation are strongly encouraged.

To be qualified to apply you must:

  • Be a graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America.
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the U.S.
  • Graduate students in natural management, law or policy programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application requirements:

Students must submit all of the following materials in PDF format, in one document if possible for an application to be considered complete:

  • A two-page double-spaced cover letter.
  • A 3-5 page double-spaced proposal.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Scanned undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or unofficial).

Research Topics:

The research paper should address an aspect of the establishment, protection or management of wilderness. The applicant may choose to discuss a subject relevant to current programs of the Wilderness Society or introduce a new topic. The topic may apply to a particular landscape or it may address issues broadly.

How to Apply:

Application deadline is April 19, 2019.

Please submit any supporting documents to and reference applicant’s name in the subject line.

For more information, contact Barb Young. B

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