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· The scholarship/grant program of the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center provides for individual scholarship and grant programs that are compatible with the missions of the Great Plains Nature Center.
· Individual scholarships and grants that provide for study in an undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program and/or defined special projects, events, workshops, trips and internships are suitable under these guidelines.
· Study areas may include botany, wildlife, hunting, fishing, environment, natural history, habitat conservation, ecology, biology, wildlife art, wildlife photography, wildlife writing and the teaching of any of the above.
· Application process and deadlines will be specific to each individual scholarship/grant.
· The designated selection committee, in consultation with the scholarship/grant originator or their designee, will choose the scholarship/grant recipient(s). The selection committee may not include a relative of any applicant.
· Selection of the recipient will be made without regard to financial need, race, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry or age.
In 1974 he joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a research biologist at their animal damage control lab. In 1983 he moved to Jamestown, North Dakota and began working at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center until he retired in the spring of 2001.
The scholarship/grant is for $500. Its purpose is to enable the recipient to further their involvement in prairie and wildlife issues. Knowledge, enjoyment, a conservation ethic and respect for wildlife can all be gained in both a traditional manner (through formal education) or special interest projects. A recipient will be chosen from applications submitted which best fit the ideal of continuing environmental education on the prairies.
Recipients must be able to document a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service for the Great Plains Nature Center, one of the parent agencies (City of WichitaWichita Park and Recreation Department, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Research Division or a suitable community program advancing knowledge and enjoyment of nature (e.g. Big Brothers/Big Sisters-Pass It On program).
- Application deadline is January 31 for an April 20 distribution.
Download and print the application form. (79K pdf file)
Mail the completed form to:
Questions may be addressed to Marc Murrell.
Questions or comments? Send
Email to Jim Mason