The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to be able to present a number of scholarships to deserving students. Scholarships are provided for educational assistance to college students pursuing degrees in programs that will prepare them for careers in natural resource conservation. Scholarships through the Texas Chapter are made possible through private donations and membership support.
The scholarship application process has evolved over the past few years with continued emphasis on student participation and professionalism. We encourage students to utilize computer software when completing their applications. Applicants can type their information directly into the scholarship application (please do not submit hand written applications) and attachments (CVs, letters of recommendation, transcripts) can be inserted at the end of the document. Please do not submit applications in Word. Convert applications to a pdf before submitting. A single pdf of all application materials is preferred, but multiple pdfs will be accepted. Competition is stiff these days, so putting time and effort into the application will help. A polished application-- one given noticeable thought, will stand out of the crowd.
The Scholarship Committee asks that each application be reviewed for grammatical and spelling errors and removal of university affiliation to ensure objectivity. To help ensure good applications, your faculty advisor must sign the application. Undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Chair by December 1.
Cottam presentations must be sent to the Program Website by November 30 to ensure inclusion in the meeting program. The extended abstract must be uploaded with your 250 word Program abstract by 11:59 pm November 30 to be included in the judging. The website will not accept late entries. Questions should be directed to the Cottam Awards Chair.