FLTWS Graduate Student Scholarship

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.

Each candidate must submit the following 5 items to apply:

  1. A letter describing your professional career goals in wildlife ecology or management, your preparations for a career in this field, your previous or current involvement with TWS, and an explanation of how the funding would be used if awarded;

  2. A resume or CV;

  3. A one-page document describing the nature of your graduate research, your role in developing the project, what stage the research is in, and an indication of how the project is funded;

  4. A completed assessment submitted directly by your major advisor (see accompanying form).

  5. A letter of recommendation submitted directly by your major advisor. This letter should specifically address how the student and their research will advance wildlife research in Florida, the potential of the student to contribute to the wildlife profession, communication skills, competence, motivation, leadership potential, involvement and work ethic.

To be considered for this scholarship, all application materials must be emailed (preference) or sent through postal mail post-marked on or before 14 December 2018.

Send to:
Monica Folk, Chair
FLTWS Scholarship Committee
1475 Regal Court
Kissimmee, FL 34744
E-mail: monicafolk@embarqmail.com

 The Student Scholarship Committee will announce the recipient in Spring 2019.

The scholarship winner must be a member of the Florida Chapter of TWS, but may join at the time of scholarship application. The Awardee is expected to share information about their research through a poster or presentation at the 2019 FLTWS Spring conference; complimentary registration and a shared student room will be provided to the recipient.