PLEASE NOTE: Should you have trouble with the online submission, please use the mail application. 

 The California Wildlife Officers Foundation seeks applications for grants to assist with the educational needs of Wildlife Officers and their families. Applicants must be active-duty Wildlife Officers or spouse, or the dependent children of active-duty Wildlife Officers. Preference will be given to applicants who best differentiate themselves from other applicants by their accomplishments, experiences and personal goals in the form of a resume or any other preferred format. 

2017 will be the tenth year that the Foundation has made scholarship grants. We will be using a submission by mail or you can choose to submit using an online process. Please review the Program Instructions for each process. Please identify any special circumstances or special needs that should be considered by the Grants Committee. 

Applicants are required to provide recommendation letters from third parties who are familiar with you and can vouch for your good character. Recognize that we will evaluate this part of the application process based on references from teachers, community leaders and interested third parties higher than affirmations from family members or persons described merely as “friends.” Wildlife Officers applying please submit a recommendation letter from your supervisor. 

Any additional information you can provide us about yourself that will make it easier for us to allocate funds among worthy applicants will be helpful, as we expect to receive thirty or more applications. 

A minimum of two recommendation letters are required. Additional letters, volunteer work and community service may enhance your scoring. The checklist in the Program Instructions for each submittal process should help you provide a comprehensive package for our consideration. 

Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered. We will not acknowledge receipt of your application package. A completed W-9 Form and student enrollment verification should be included in your submittal. 

New for this year. Two ways to submit applications.

  1. Mail your completed application, recommendation forms and any attachments to: 

                    The California Wildlife Officers Foundation
                    PO Box 865
                    San Carlos, CA 94070

​           Your application must be post marked by June 1, 2017. Scholarship awards will be sent out to winners in early August                2017. 

       2. Via the web at this link - all submissions and any related paperwork must be in no later than June 1, 2017

If there is any question regarding the tax handling of these funds, recipients are encouraged to seek guidance from their tax professional. 

Thank you for applying. 

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