The George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarships
The George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarships encourages minority students from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to participate in the Society's biennial conferences and enhance their interest in the conservation and preservation of parks, protected areas, and cultural sites throughout the world. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage greater ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity among the park professions. The GWS seeks to encourage scholarship winners to pursue a profession in fields directly related parks by giving them the opportunity to participate in a professional conference in all its dimensions, whether by taking part in sessions or networking with peers.
These scholarships are for currently enrolled college/university minority students from ethnic, racial, and cultural groups that historically have been underrepresented in the fields of natural and cultural resources. Students who are currently enrolled either as (1) a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student in a 4-year institution OR (2) a student enrolled in any capacity at a 2-year minority-serving institution (including tribal colleges) are eligible to apply. We are looking for candidates who are strongly interested in the possibility of pursuing careers in fields related to parks, protected areas, and cultural sites. The presentation of a paper at the conference is not required.
Applications for the next round of scholarships are being accepted through December 1. Click here for more information.