FWCB Scholarship Funds

Addressing future fish and wildlife conservation and management needs depends on the next generation of professionals. Your gifts help ensure our students have opportunities that are critical for their professional development, such as the Summer Field Session. Donating to the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology helps us maintain and enrich our programs.

Joseph Alexander Scholarship (Fund #6762 ) supports new undergraduate students in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with excellent academic credentials and a strong interest in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Dayton P. Kirkham Sr. Scholarship Fund in FWCB (Fund #6102) provides scholarship support to students in FWCB, including Summer Field Sessions and study abroad courses.

FWCB Scholarship Fund (Fund #6348) supports students pursuing degrees in FWCB.

International Scholarship (Fund #6035) is intended for new or current CFANS students who have strong personal and professional interests in, as well as, extensive first-hand experience with one or more of the countries and cultures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Caribbean. A preference will be given to students majoring in FWCB.

Janet S. Boe Leopold Land Ethic Workshop Award (Fund #21682) is available for undergraduate or graduate students, enrolled in CFANS, who are participating in a University-approved professional development conference or event with a land conservation and ethics focus. Preference will be given for students who wish to attend the Land Ethic Leadership Workshop as sponsored by the Aldo Leopold Foundation or its future equivalent.

Jay C. Hokenstrom Memorial Scholarship (Fund #5372) benefits full-time CFANS students, with a preference to students pursuing the Fisheries specialization of FWCB and to students who need support for the Summer Field Session or other field course.

Safari Club International—Erik Ness Memorial Scholarship (Fund #5748) benefits undergraduate students in the wildlife specialization.

Please click the links listed above to donate online to each fund. You can also donate by mail!

If you have any questions about making a gift or if you would like to set up a new fund, please contact Susan Galatowitsch, FWCB Department Head (612-624-3242; galat001@umn.edu).

For Students

Each year, FWCB awards about $6000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. Undergraduate students in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology are automatically entered for all departmental scholarships when they apply for college-level scholarships through the CFANS scholarship page. If you are not eligible for college scholarships, contact the scholarship coordinator, Holly Klinger (kling175@umn.edu) to gain access to the application. Apply and write "Department Scholarship Application Only" in the first line of your response to question #1 on the application.