This scholarship was designed to further support undergraduates and high school students from LaPorte County, Indiana, for recognized conservation or environmental-related degree programs. Programs may include, but are not limited to, those such as: environmental science/engineering/education, natural resource management, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, parks and recreation, range management, and soils, and other related sciences such as ecology biology, (conservation/field/marine), geology hydrology, and zoology, including mammalogy, ornithology, and entomology.
The LaPorte County Scholarship compliments the many scholarships offered annually by IWLA chapters and state divisions. “These League scholarships provided students not only with financial support, but also with moral support from like-minded conservationists.”
The Michigan City Chapter #7 Scholarship award amount will be two (2) scholarships, each totaling $750.00. Recipients need not be Izaak Walton League Members. Any high school or college student can qualify and are eligible for consecutive year funds. All funds will be sent directly to the institution. These scholarships are open to LaPorte County residents only.
Applicants will be evaluated based upon their knowledge of conservation/environmental issues and their commitment as a future conservation leader. Each submitted application will be screened by the Michigan City Chapter #7 Scholarship Committee, and awarded by August 1st, 2011, for the beginning of the fall semester/quarter.
The awarded scholarship may be used only for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other related research expenses. Payments will be made directly to the college/university in the name of the student(s); thus the student’s identification number will be required only if selected. After an award is made, any major change in the recipient’s course of study requires prior notification of the Michigan City Chapter #7 IWLA. The chapter reserves the right to withhold or terminate a scholarship due to unsatisfactory academic performance, or recipient’s early departure or withdrawal from college. Scholarship criteria or procedures subject to change without notice.
Complete the IWLA Chapter #7 LaPorte County Scholarship Program Application Form, including the written requirements, enclose one letter of personal reference, two letters of recommendation from faculty at your high school/college/university, and then mail the completed packet to:
The Izaak Walton League of America
Michigan City Chapter #7
P.O. Box 9471
Michigan City, IN 46361