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Scholarships and Grants

The Diversity and Inclusion Memorial Award, Honoring Randi Logston (a longtime Sac-Shasta Chapter of TWS and Western Section TWS member, who passed away in October 2019)

Each Recipient will receive:

  • $150 towards registration and merchandise for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, Jan. 31- Feb-5, 2021, held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://tws-west.org/virtual2021/ If already registered for this meeting, a reimbursement to the recipient will be provided.
  • Recognition at the Chapter Meeting the evening of Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021
  • $250 towards registration in a wildlife, ecology, or conservation-based professional development training, workshop, or conference of the awardee’s choice (virtual or in-person* in California or Nevada in the year 2021). Additional information will be required from the recipient. *In person will only be considered if consistent with TWS policies for in-person events.

Minimum Qualifications for this Award:
Applicants are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

    • Ability to attend the following days out of the aforementioned Western Section Annual Meeting: Feb 2 and 3 virtually.
    • At least half-time enrolled students with an undergraduate or graduate class status from a college or university in California or Nevada.
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to date (unofficial, or official transcripts from the college or university must be attached to this application).
    • Interest in exploring and developing a career in wildlife, ecology, or conservation sciences.
    • The recipient must belong to one or more of the following under supported groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in the wildlife sciences: first generation college attendees, veterans, persons with disabilities, gender, sex, native/ indigenous, and ethnic underrepresented groups.

Professional Research Grant – up to $2,500

  • The Professional Grant is offered to professionals associated with a college/ university and/or performing a research project within the geographical limits overseen by the Sacramento-Shasta Chapter. This includes any state-accredited, two- or four-year college in the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. Travel needs are incorporated into the grant.

Academic Research Scholarship – up to $1,500

  • The Academic Scholarship is offered only to students attending a high school/ college/ university or conducting research within the geographical limits overseen by the Sacramento-­Shasta Chapter. This includes any state­-accredited, high school, two-­ or four-­year college in the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. Travel needs are incorporated into the scholarship. Click here for the Academic Research Scholarship application.

Past Scholarships Awarded:

Since 2006, our Chapter has awarded 15 academic scholarships totaling $9,000. We are also proud to say that we have sponsored over 40 students with travel scholarships totaling more than $2,000.