Idaho Trout Unlimited awards scholarships from its endowment fund managed by the Idaho Community Foundation. The scholarship is a one year nonrenewable award.
Starting with the 2010-11 school year Trout Unlimited is participating in a common application with many other scholarships managed by the Idaho Community Foundation. The application (click on the ICF emblem to the right) and information is available.
The deadline is March 15, 2022. We plan to award two (2) scholarships of $750 each.
WHO CAN APPLY:
- Accepted at an accredited Idaho university;
- Currently enrolled or selected to matriculate as a full-time graduate student pursuing an advanced degree;
- A member of an Idaho Chapter of Trout Unlimited (to join go to www.tu.org);
- A strong record of academic achievement and leadership;
- Preference given to students with a permanent address in the state of Idaho (but shall not preclude well
founded out-of-state applicants);
- Preference given to students pursuing a research project that involves native or endemic coldwater fish or a related field;
- Preference given to students pursuing a research project that will have a positive effect on species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act or are state sensitive listed or proposed species;
- Results of research will have application beyond a specific local area. Application of research findings will be state, region or species wide.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Selection will be based primarily on academic achievement and leadership potential, as well as the quality of the research project. Applicants should be able to fulfill the following:
• Copy of your most recent college transcript
• A written statement (no minimum/maximum length) addressing the following:
o Educational, career goals and objectives and how that education can help promote conservation of the environment;
o Extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, awards, honors, and/or offices held;
o Work experience and if you are currently employed or plan to work while attending college;
o Why you should be selected for this scholarship;
• Abstract of your research project that describes objectives, study design, expected results and potential application of research results;
• Short essay (maximum of two typed, double-spaced pages) discussing the nature of your graduate work and its application to your professional career goals, and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals.