The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a two-year program and life-long network. This mentorship program is offered to freshmen and sophomores of US and centered on the summers between academic years.
Scholars program seeks to prepare a diverse group of early-career students to lead the future of environmental conservation.
Their goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or “dreamers” enrolled at or accepted as transfer students to four-year colleges or universities anywhere in the United States or its territories.
Course Level: The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year program.
Study Subject: Scholars Program seeks to prepare a diverse group of early-career students to lead the future of environmental conservation.
Scholarship Award: The program covers all expenses and includes a paid 8-week summer field course throughout California, a paid 8-week internship matched to student interests in a conservation organization in the second summer, and a winter professional development workshop, year-round mentoring, and lifelong membership in alumni network. Students receive $4,000 for each summer’s program in addition to living, travel and other expenses.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: Applicants must:
– be US citizens, residents, or DREAMers.
– be enrolled in a four-year college or university, with two or more years of study remaining towards an undergraduate degree.
– have the potential to enhance the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the conservation field through their participation.
Nationality: US citizens can apply for this scholarship program.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be enrolled at or accepted as transfer students to four-year colleges or universities anywhere in the United States or its territories.
Supporting Material: There are several parts to the application:
-Information about student: Please include contact information, description of applicant recent jobs, activities, awards, information about their recommender(s), and their answers to three essay questions.
– Copies of college transcripts: Unofficial copies of transcripts are fine, and they are typically easier for them to obtain. Please submit college transcripts, even if they have earned credit at more than one institution. Please email transcripts to jacummin-at-ucsc.edu.
-A letter of recommendation: Applicant shall need at least one (1) recommendation letter. An example email request for a letter of recommendation has been provided below. Please complete the information on the application about who is providing their letter.
How to Apply: To apply it is necessary to submit online scholarship application form.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2016.