Colorado Student Wins NRA Women's Scholarship Award
Rebekah Dritz of Ft. Collins, CO, has been selected as the winner of the Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, from the Women of the NRA.
This scholarship, established by NRA's Women's Policies Committee and administered by The NRA Foundation, is a renewable, one-year, $1,000 scholarship available to full-time female college juniors or seniors with a minimum grade point of 3.0 majoring in wildlife management/conservation.
Commenting on the award, Sue King, NRA Board member and Chair of the Women's Policies Committee, said, "We selected Rebekah because of her exceptional devotion to wildlife conservation as a career, and the contributions we believe she will ultimately make to the profession. Her academic success, her work ethic, and her understanding of the vital role that hunting plays in wildlife management were contributing factors as well."
Although just a junior at Colorado State University, Dritz has completed almost all the requirements for a double major in Wildlife Biology and Fisheries Biology. She is carrying a 3.9 grade point average despite working up to 20 hours a week as a lab technician in the school's Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology. She has volunteered to do field work on several wildlife, fisheries and ecological studies, and is an active member of the Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society as well as the National Rifle Association.
"It's nice to have the recognition from the NRA. A scholarship like this helps people who are interested in a career of working outdoors start off on the right path," Dritz said, who says she first heard about the scholarship through a teacher at her university. "I'm pretty excited because any money that can help me go to college is great."