Download NHWF Scholarship-Application form here.
New Hampshire Wildlife Federation Scholarship Award: Applicant/School Information
NHWF supports and encourages students interested in wildlife conservation and management including biological and environmental studies at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
1. Preference will be given to graduating high school seniors.
2. First consideration will also be given to candidates from families who are members of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation or one of the affiliated conservation or sportsmen’s organization.
3. Students must be pursuing a degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
4. Students must support wildlife conservation and the preservation of hunting, fishing, trapping and the various shooting sports traditions and ideally actively participate. (We recognize that not all applicants may come from families that hunt, fish,, etc. or live in areas where they can readily participate or have the time while in high school.)
5. Students should be involved in some extracurricular school activities; i.e. “ecology” club, student council, sports, music, etc.
6. Students should demonstrate some community involvement; i.e. scouting, 4-H, a civic group or organization, etc.
7. Students must submit an essay and a short autobiography exhibiting an interest, motivation and dedication to some aspect of wildlife conservation or a related field.
8. Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the Application Form; i.e. teacher, counselor, community leader, employer or clergy.
9. Students must submit a completed application to the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation office by February 1.
10. It is recommended, but not required, that the financial need of the applicants be part of the selection process.
1. The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation office will forward all candidate applications to the Scholarship Committee on February 1.
2. The scholarship committee will use a numerical judging form as a guideline to fairly review, evaluate, and rank applicants, then make their recommendations for any proposed awards by February 15.
3. The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation Board of Directors must ratify any scholarship award recommendations at the February regular board meeting.
4. All individual scholarship applicants and the winners will be notified by April 1.
Depending upon the financial resources of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, and how many qualified applicants there may be, the value and number of scholarships may vary each year. We will be granting at least a $500 scholarship.
Disbursement of Funds:
Scholarship funds must be used towards tuition, college fees, books and housing. The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, if requested, will work with the student and institution’s financial aid office in determining the payee when the check is issued to insure the greatest benefit to the individual and avoid any violations of other requirements.
The New Hampshire Wildlife Federation scholarship winner(s) will be announced to the public and presented at the Annual Conservation Banquet, usually in mid-April. Scholarship winners are encouraged to attend and receive their checks at the banquet awards ceremony.
NHWF Scholarship application form is available here.