FLTWS Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society, in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, is sponsoring the Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for an undergraduate student who is a Junior or Senior during the 2017-2018 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.

Each candidate must submit the following 4 items to apply:

(1) A letter expressing your professional goals and financial need;
(2) Your resume;
(3) Copies of your transcripts from each college or university attended (unofficial copies are acceptable);
(4) One letter of recommendation submitted directly from a faculty member or wildlife professional.

To be considered for this scholarship, all application materials (described above) must be emailed or sent through postal mail post-marked on or before 15 December 2017.

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 2018.

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. They are encouraged to attend the 2018 FLTWS Spring conference (April 11-13 in Crystal River); complimentary registration and a student room will be provided to the winner.