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Women's Wildlife Management Conservation Scholarship

The Women’s Wildlife Conservation Scholarship, established by the NRA Women’s Policies Committee, is a renewable one-year $5,000 scholarship available to full-time college sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Thank you for your interest in the field of wildlife management, forestry, parks, or fish and wildlife conservation.



  1. Female undergraduate student in a recognized conservation or environmental-related degree program (i.e. habitat restoration, wildlife biology, conservation). Research projects may be eligible for consideration.
  2. Enrolled as a full-time college sophomore, junior or senior (12 credit hours per semester minimum)
  3. Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale GPA required

Please note that this scholarship may only be used for tuition and fees, books, room and board, and in some cases, research project materials. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university in the name of the student. The student’s ID number and SSN will be required only if selected.

Any major change in the recipient’s course of study requires prior notification to the Women’s Policies Committee of the NRA. The Committee reserves the right to withhold or terminate a scholarship due to unsatisfactory academic performance, or recipient’s early departure or withdrawal from school. Scholarship criteria and procedures are subject to change without notice.

Scholarship Value

$2,500 per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients must maintain qualifications listed above to receive second installment.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based upon their knowledge of conservation and/or natural resource issues, and their commitment to becoming a leader in the realm of conservation.

Each submitted application will be screened by the Women’s Policies Committee of the NRA. Selection of scholarship winner will be determined by February 1, 2025. All applicants will be notified. Please note: Scholarship funding may affect your taxable income, income tax deductions, and/or your ability to qualify for other scholarships.


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Recipients of the Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship

Year Names
2015 Hannah Lin Clipp
2014 Madeleine Pfaff
2013 Anna Magdalene Butler
2011 Elizabeth Shellenbarger
2010 Candace Elizabeth Kraft
2009 Samantha Jo Pedder
2008 Melissa A. Stevens
2007 Jessica Shotzberger
2006 Rebekah Dritz

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