The David P. Fellows-Great Plains Nature Center Scholarship/Grant
The family of David P. Fellows, Ph.D. has established a $500 scholarship/grant in honor of his extensive work in prairie and wildlife research.
A former research biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, David was an avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker, and gunsmith with a passion for the stewardship of our natural resources. His daughter, Suzanne Fellows, served as our first staff member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has invited Great Plains Nature Center to help facilitate this opportunity.
The purpose of this scholarship/grant is to enable the recipient to further their involvement in prairie and wildlife issues, either through traditional means (formal education) or special interest projects (restoration & research).
Applicant must be able to document a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service with at least one of the following:
- Great Plains Nature Center
- Wichita Park and Recreation Department
- Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Research Division
- or another suitable organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation and stewardship of nature.
Completed applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022, to:
Great Plains Nature Center,
Attn: Amanda Alessi
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220
or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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