Friends of Valle de Oro NWR
The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge announces their Education Scholarship Award Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Under the Program, one Opening Doors to Nature Scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded to a college student who is planning to pursue an environmentally focused career or is currently enrolled in a conservation/environmental degree or certificate program.
Program Guidelines and Priorities:
Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria in order to apply:
Some preference will be given to applicants who have participated in a Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge or Friends of Valle de Oro NWR project, internship, or program, but is not required.
Completed applications must be received by the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR no later than August 1st, 2018. Late applications, or portions of applications, will not be accepted.
The scholarship award can be awarded to an individual only one time and should be applied to either tuition or education related materials (books, field or lab equipment, etc.) in the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants will be required to provide reports on progress and use of funds.
The applications will be reviewed and the recipient will be selected by the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Scholarship Committee. The scholarship will be awarded and announced on August 15th, 2018 and the winner will attend the Friends of Valle de Oro Gala (Friday, October 19th 5:30pm) to be publicly presented with the award.
If you are interested in getting involved or supporting our Opening Doors to Nature scholarship, please contact: Aryn LaBrake at email@example.com or 505-750-3383. Or you can join our education committee on our Volunteer Database.
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