How to Apply .....
Applications are accepted beginning February 1st and are due April 1st. Winner(s) are selected by the Scholarship committe by May 1st for presentation to the SN-IWLA Board at the May Board meeting, and awards are presented at either the June or July regular dinner meetings.
Objective of this scholarship award is to assist in the education of students who are pursuing studies relating to conservation and the environment. Be sure to follow the Application Submission Checklist shown below.
Get the application form in PDF© format by click on the download arrow for the IWLAScholarshipApplication.pdf file referenced under the Attachments section at the bottom of this page.
Fill in the form using Acrobat Adobe Reader©, do a "save as", and email the file to email@example.com as an attachment or, less preferably, you can print a blank form, fill it in non-cursively with a pen and mail it via USPS to:Attention: Scholarship Committee Chairman
Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter IWLA
Note: detailed instructions for completing the form are provided on Sheet#1 of the form.
Checklist for Application Submission
Only fully completed applications will be accepted, so be sure to reference this checklist when submitting your application:
- Form Sheet#2 – Personal Contact Information
- Form Sheet#3 – Honors and Extracurricular activities, Work History, and Career Plans.
- Form Sheet#4
– Essay "Why I want this scholarship and what the environment and conservation means to me."
- Grade transcript (most current)
- Two (2) references from persons unrelated to the student who can speak of the student's character, leadership, and academic ability. At least one (1) of these references must be from a guidance counselor or teacher.
Note that the Grade transcript and references can be submitted via email as well.
Past Award Recipients
2013 - Joshua Raby (O.D.U) and Ben Stephenson (Tidewater Community College)
2012 - Joshua Raby (O.D.U) and Thomas Westfall (Va. Tech).
2011 - Ben Stephenson (Tidewater Community College)
2010 - Leslie VanNiel (Unity College, Maine)
2009 - Kaitlin Xander (Auburn University) and Whitney Chavis (Wesleyan, NC)
2008 - No scholarships were awarded due to requirements not being met by any applicants.
2007 - Joshua Holland (Va. Tech) and Jessica Estienne (College of William & Mary)
2006 - Jason Herrala ( Va. Tech). 2/8/12 Follow-up: Jason Herrala, who graduated from Windsor High School in 2005, completed his studies at Virginia Tech and went on to complete his masters degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Mississipi State. On December 1, 2011, he started a job as Assistant Director with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, working in Prestonsburg (Eastern KY) at Dewey Lake.
For information on awards prior to 2006, contact H.J. Miller, SN-IWLA Historian.
Click here to learn how the Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter IWLA Scholarship fund was established initially.
IWLA National Conservation Scholarship