Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that Jeanelle Brisbane is the recipient of the annual scholarship for undergraduate studies, administered by the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society. As a junior at the University of Florida, Jeanelle has a 4.0 GPA in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation program. Jeanelle is actively engaged in many conservation and student-oriented organizations at UF, including the student chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Caribbean Student Organization. She has already gained valuable field experience with the alligator program at UF and in the Dominica. After graduating from UF, she hopes to return to Dominica and give back to the home that inspired her love of wildlife.
The FLTWS Undergraduate Student Scholarship was established in 1998 to recognize and financially assist undergraduate students pursuing a career in wildlife biology at a 4-year school in Florida, during their Junior or Senior year. In 2008, the scholarship was renamed the Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship in honor of the 3 Florida Atlantic University students so tragically lost during a wading bird survey that March, and increased from $1,000 to $2,000 annually. Applicants for the scholarship are judged on the basis of their extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, professional potential, financial need, and personal goals. The Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wild Turkey Federation co-sponsors the scholarship. As this year’s recipient, Jeanelle Brisbane will receive a check for $2,000 at the FLTWS 2015 Spring Conference held 31 March – 2 April in Jacksonville.