Florida Wildlife Scholarships

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Applications are open for The Florida Chapter of This Wildlife Society scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate:

The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society, in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, is again sponsoring the Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship and the Diversity Wildlife Student Scholarship. Both scholarships total $1,500 and are for undergraduate students who are a Junior or Senior during the 2018-2019 academic year. The diversity award is for a student who identifies with minority status, including but not limited to, a racial or ethnic identification.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be interested in pursuing a career in wildlife ecology or management and supportive of the mission of The Wildlife Society. Students must also be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university in Florida and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Recipients will be selected based on financial need, extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, professional potential, personal challenges and achievements, and career goals, as stated in a letter from the student.

Graduate:

The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society, in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, is again sponsoring the Courtney A. Tye Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship. This scholarship is for graduate students during the 2018-2019 academic year. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is intended to assist a graduate student who has demonstrated potential for making a future professional contribution in wildlife science or management through research, management, education or outreach.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time graduate student at a college or university in Florida and have an interest in a career in wildlife ecology or management. The recipient will be selected based on contribution of their graduate research to wildlife in Florida, their demonstrated leadership, professional preparations, and need for the funding.

 To be considered for one of these scholarships, all application materials must be emailed (preference) or sent through postal mail post-marked on or before Dec. 1, 2019.