Please read carefully. Our program has changed for 2017-2018.
This is our tenth year of providing scholarship grants to Wildlife Officers and their children. The task of collecting applications, recommendation letters and evaluating the submittals of our growing applicants is extensive and challenging, particularly to an organization like ours that has no paid staff and operates exclusively with the efforts of dedicated volunteers and board members. In addition, our scholarship funds are limited and the competition between applicants for those monies is greater each year. You are competing against all other applicants, so it is imperative that you stand out in your efforts to present your goals, your achievements and your references. The Board is considering bigger grant amounts, but to fewer applicants.
Two letters of recommendation are required. Additional letters, volunteer work and community service may enhance your score. Some additional points to remember:
First, we will communicate with each applicant only once, when we mail out the results of the board’s review and analysis (expected in August 2017). Be sure to provide your summer mailing address to us.
Second, don’t forget to provide student enrollment verification in your submittal package. If you are able to obtain a hard copy, please scan and attach to your online application. If your school will not release to you directly, please have your school mail to the following address. The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, PO Box 865, San Carlos, CA 94070. Please alert us to this mailing effort.
Third, you should double check to make sure your application package is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We’ve created a check list (see below) to help with this.
Fourth, we will not acknowledge receipt of or report missing information. Please use the confirmation email that is automatically generated as your acknowledgement.