Pennsylvania Chapter: Awards & Scholarships

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Multiple opportunities open to student and professional members of PA TWS

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Northeast Section Student Field Course Scholarship
The Pennsylvania State Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be awarding one, $950 scholarship to an undergraduate student to attend the Northeast Section of TWS Wildlife Field Course held in Castleton, VT each May. This is an immersive, valuable learning experience.  Visit the Northeast Section website to learn more about the Field Course.
–Click here for application/more info. (DEADLINE FEB. 15TH)

Frank Felbaum Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society established the Frank Felbaum Scholarship thanks to the generosity of Frank Felbaum, longtime director of Pennsylvania’s Wild Resource Conservation Program and tireless conservationist. The scholarship is a one-time $500.00 award intended to assist outstanding students who are pursuing a career in the wildlife field.
–Click here for application/more info. (DEADLINE FEB. 15TH)

Annual Chapter Meeting Student Grants
The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society will offer ten (10) grants to cover the cost of student registration to attend The Chapter’s annual conference (Grant will cover cost of registration, the Friday night mixer, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday). The grant is available to graduate and undergraduate students. A portion of the grants will be given to students giving a presentation/poster.
–Click here for application/more info. (DEADLINE FEB. 15TH)

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

PA TWS Professional Development Grant
The Pennsylvania State Chapter of The Wildlife Society will award one, $1000 professional development grant to a non-student member of PATWS to attend a conference or professional development program. The Professional Development Grant is intended to provide an opportunity for wildlife professionals to continue their education throughout their career. The grant can be used for registration, travel, lodging, food, supplies, or fees associated with attending a conference or training program.
–Click here for application/more info. (DEADLINE FEB. 15TH)

OTHER AWARDS:

Gordon Kirkland Lifetime Achievement Award
The Kirkland Award is named in honor of Dr. Gordon Kirkland Jr., noted mammalogist, and Director and Professor of Biology at Shippensburg University. The award is meant to recognize mid-career and beyond professionals with demonstrated accomplishments in and dedication to the wildlife field. This is a peer-nominated award.
–Click here for application/more info. (DEADLINE FEB. 15TH)

Past Award, Grant & Scholarship Recipients