The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society, in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Federation, is sponsoring the Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are Juniors or Seniors during the 2012-2013 academic year. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded this year.
To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be interested in pursuing a career in wildlife ecology and/or management, and supportive of the mission of The Wildlife Society. The student 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 on the basis of financial need, extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, professional potential, and career goals as stated in the student’s letter.
Application materials include:
(1) A letter from the student expressing his or her professional goals and financial need;
(2) The student’s resume;
(3) Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended (unofficial copies are acceptable);
(4) One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or wildlife professional.
To be considered for this scholarship, all application materials must be emailed electronically or sent through the mail post-marked on or before 14 December 2012. Send to:
Dr. Holly Ober, Chair
FLTWS Scholarship Committee North Florida Research & Education Center 155 Research Rd. Quincy, FL 32351
Also, top applicants will be eligible for complimentary TWS membership through the Sponsor-A-Student program. This will provide membership benefits such as access to the national TWS Mentorship Center, Career Center, publications, and training and networking opportunities.
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the FLTWS Student Scholarship Committee by February 2013.