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Native Student Professional Development Program

June 26

Free

 

Native Student Professional Development Program

for indigenous students interested in the Wildlife Profession

 

As a scientific organization for professionals who manage and conserve wildlife and habitats, The Wildlife Society (TWS) is increasingly concerned about the lack of ethnic and cultural diversity within the profession. Diversity is essential if the profession is to grow and meet the nation’s conservation challenges. The indigenous community has enormous potential to enrich diversity within the wildlife profession. The Wildlife Society believes that one of the most effective ways to support indigenous wildlife students is to give them the opportunity to attend TWS’s Annual Conference – the largest gathering of wildlife professionals in North America. The Society is therefore raising funds to enable indigenous students to attend the 24th Annual Conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM Sept. 23-27, 2017 though the Native Students Professional Development Program.

Individuals selected for this program will receive funds to help cover registration fees, lodging, meals and transportation to and from the conference. Participants will also receive a one-year membership in The Wildlife Society and become members of the Native People’s Wildlife Management Working Group.

Eligible students must be members of a Native American, First Nations, or Indigenous Tribe, or identify as Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a relevant academic discipline such as wildlife biology or ecology. Applicants must display a record of academic excellence and a strong interest in pursuing a career in wildlife management or conservation. Qualified applicants will b evaluated by a panel. Find out more information here: http://wildlife.org/tws-24th-annual-conference/

Applications: Must include name, address, email, phone number, tribal affiliation, name of college/university, current level of study (undergrad, grad, post-grad), field of study, and a copy of the most recent OFFICIAL transcripts (must show courses and grades). Also include an essay (500-750 words) explaining why you would like to participate, how this program might benefit your career development, how your personal and cultural experiences and skills contribute to the wildlife profession, and any other special circumstances you may have. Mention any relevant extracurricular activities, societies, honors, or awards.

DEADLINE: Email all application materials to serrahoagland@gmail.com no later than JUNE 26,2017

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Date:
June 26
Cost:
Free
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