2015 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society
Scholarships for Environmental Studies
The purpose of this award program is to encourage students to pursue a degree in environmental studies or a related biological science or natural resources.  Funds may be used for the educational institution’s tuition, books, supplies and equipment, or technical materials.
Graduating high school seniors and college students with professional goals to pursue science or biology with an environmental or natural resources focus, environmental education, or wildlife conservation will be given preference and are invited to apply for a Scholarship for Environmental Studies. Application deadline is March 31, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded June 2015.
The committee will not consider funding for:
·         Travel-related expenses.
·         Projects which are funded through other grants from other sources.
·         Activities involving any organization employing the applicant.
·         Activities which do not demonstrate a proven commitment to a particular discipline.
·         Activities not related to the enhancement of the applicant’s major course of study.
·         Medical, pre-med or nursing programs.
Eligibility In order to be eligible for a Scholarship for Environmental Studies, applicants must meet both of the following criteria.
1.      Resident of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County
2.      Pursuing degree pertaining to environmental studies or natural resources or related biological sciences.
Application Process  Applicants must complete an application form and submit the following documents:
1.      A maximum one page single spaced essay describing personal and scientific goals, accomplishments and proposed scientific project/course of study. Identify the school(s) you will be attending and/or have applied to. Please provide as much detail as you feel is necessary. Outline anticipated costs and tuition for your proposed course of study.
2.       An outline of current costs or anticipated costs and tuition.
3.      Three current letters of reference concerning scientific ability and character.
4.      Current official school transcripts of courses completed within the last four years.
5.      A copy of college acceptance letter if not already enrolled.

Complete applications must be received by March 31, 2015. Please send all materials to:
 J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Scholarship Fund
 c/o Wendy Kindig, Education Committee Chair
  P.O. Box 565, Sanibel, FL 33957
   Fax 239-472-7803
Multiple scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $1,500.  Applicants need to fill out only ONE application to be considered for all of the scholarships. CLICK HERE for information about 2014 scholarships and winners.
To become a sponsor of a scholarship for $500 or more, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566 or CLICK HERE.