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.
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).
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 email@example.com and reference applicant’s name in the subject line.