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Conservation Scholarships Available

The Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust have numerous scholarships available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a degree in conservation. Share with a student you know interested in a career in conservation.

Charles P. Bell Scholarship Conservation Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2019
The Charles P. Bell Conservation Scholarships are sponsored by the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust and the Conservation Federation of Missouri. The scholarships are named for Charles P. Bell, a past president of the CFM, whose family provided major funding for this program.
Eight scholarships are awarded each year. There is one graduate level scholarship in the amount of $600 and one undergraduate scholarship in the amount of $500. The graduate and undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a field of study related to management of natural resources, specifically fish, wildlife, forest, soil, and water. There are six scholarships for elementary, high school or youth group projects each in the amount of $250.Click here for more information and application forms.

Chambers Family Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Originally named the James D. Chambers Memorial Scholarship Fund, this scholarship was established in 1994 following the untimely passing of James (Jim) Chambers, the son of avid conservationist Glenn Chambers of Columbia, Missouri.

Jim was a brilliant student and exceptionally fine musician, having performed as a concert pianist at Carnegie Hall, and solo tenor singer in the London Opera House. Jim’s love for the outdoors and nature paralleled his enthusiasm for music. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He also earned the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America with gold and silver palms.

In 2017, Jim’s father, Glenn lost his courageous battle with cancer. Glenn was a nationally recognized conservationist and was honored in many ways over the course of his lifetime. Among his many credits was the William T. Hornady Gold Medal from the Boy Scouts of America – a rare lifetime achievement award given to a very small number of people historically, including Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold. Glenn was also recipient of the Ducks Unlimited Distinguished Service Award, and the Master Conservationist Award by the Missouri Department of Conservation, to name only a few of his honors.

After Glenn’s death, the name of the scholarship was changed to the Chambers Family Memorial Scholarship as a way to honor both father and son.

This is a Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) sponsored scholarship. In 2018, a complimentary scholarship was created by the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF). As funds allow, a second MCHF scholarship may also be awarded targeting senior undergraduates.For 2019, two scholarships will be awarded: A $1,000 graduate award

and a $500 senior undergraduate award. Scholarship awards will be given in March 2019 at the CFM Convention.

Click here for more information and an application form.

Kirkham Family CFM Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Kirkham Family CFM Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman or graduate student who is currently a member of CFM (or whose family is a member of CFM) and is studying big game at an accredited college or university.  This scholarship is intended to support the career development of a wildlife biologist. Applicants must be enrolled at a Missouri college or university.

Click here for more information and an application form.

Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Foundation’s Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships were established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist students in five areas of natural resource management: fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation and soil and water conservation. Funding for this scholarship program was provided to the Foundation by Ed Stegner of Pilot Grove, Missouri.

The Foundation’s Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships are a joint venture with the professional societies in the five different resource areas – i.e., the Missouri chapters of the Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society and the Society of American Foresters, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and the Show-Me Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society. The scholarship recipients each receive $1,000.

Click here for more information and application forms.

Carl Morrow Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Foundation’s Carl Morrow Graduate Scholarships in Natural Resources provides major financial aid to encourage and assist Missouri graduate students in five areas of natural resource management: fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation and soil and water conservation.

The Foundation’s Carl Morrow Graduate Scholarships are a joint venture with the professional societies that relate to five different resource areas, the Missouri chapters of the Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, Society of American Foresters, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Each scholarship recipient receives $1,000.

Click here for more information and the application form.

Minority Natural Resource Scholarship 

Deadline: January 31, 2019

The Conservation Foundation’s Minority Natural Resource Scholarship has been established to provide financial aid to encourage and assist minority students who are interested in a career in natural resource management, especially in the fields of fisheries, wildlife, forestry, parks and recreation and soil or water conservation. The Foundation’s goal is ultimately to increase cultural diversity in Missouri’s state and federal natural resource agencies. The scholarship is $1,000.

Click here for more information and the application form.

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