FOSZ Conservation Scholar Program
FOSZ Conservation Scholar ProgramThis annual scholarship supports the next generation of conservation-minded professionals. The scholarship covers an active college student's expenses related to a field conservation project; three awards will be granted in 2019, two $2,000 awards and a $1,000 honorable mention. This year's deadline for applications is Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM CST.
FOSZ Conservation Scholarships may be used for direct costs related to the Scholar’s field work, including research that helps protect species in the wild, or protection of species or ecosystems in situ; awareness-building through informational/educational materials conducted on behalf of a non-governmental organization (NGO) that publicizes conservation; or outcome-oriented education programs that target an audience that directly impacts the species or habitat of concern. The complete definition of “field conservation” can be found on the AZA website.
All required documents much reach Friends of Sunset Zoo – Attn: Scholarship Award, 2333 Oak Street, Manhattan, KS 66502, by postal mail or email no later than Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM CST. Scholarship application can be found here.
Awardees will be required to submit a final impact report to the Friends of Sunset Zoo by the same means in which they applied for the grant. Impact reports are due at the end of the following school year, which will be May 2020 for this cycle. Information provided in the impact report will be posted on Sunset Zoo's Behind the Science website. The impact report form can be downloaded here.
The FOSZ Board of Directors is the sole body responsible for determining the award of scholarships. Applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision in writing by the President of the Friends of Sunset Zoo Board.