Grants and Scholarships
Early Career Professional Scholarships
Link to ECP Scholarship Application – Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and close on December 15, 2023
Five scholarships valued at $500 each are available for Western Section members who have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree but are unemployed, underemployed, or employed outside of the wildlife profession. We know it’s hard to land that permanent full-time position, and we want to help you advance your career by joining us and the rest of your colleagues at the Annual Meeting! Annual Meeting Registration is included in the scholarship. You have the freedom to use the remaining scholarship value to cover the costs that fit your needs, whether it’s travel, lodging, or attending other fee-based Annual Meeting events. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Scholarships for TWS-WS Members
Link to Member Scholarship Application – Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and close on December 15, 2023
The Western Section Annual Meeting is an incomparable opportunity for professional growth, and we want all TWS-WS members to have the chance to attend. For that reason, our Executive Board is offering a scholarship for Western Section professional members that provides FIVE Annual Meeting Registrations valued at $339 each. The scholarship covers the full Annual Meeting registration fee. All scholarship recipients are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. The scholarship does not include registration for pre-conference events held in the days leading up to the Annual Meeting nor does it cover the optional add-on events. Note, Students are encouraged to sign up for a volunteer position at the meeting. Volunteers who work at least 8 hours are eligible for a full student registration fee reimbursement as well as a small stipend to cover lodging in a shared hotel room.
In pursuit of the objective to encourage high standards of professional achievement, the Western Section has established an honoraria fund to assist our members’ participation in professional meetings, conferences, symposia and other continuing education activities. A professional may apply for both a meeting scholarship and a travel grant. For more information: https://tws-west.org/resources/grants/
TWS Chapter Scholarships
Many TWS Chapters offer scholarships to the annual meeting. We will post these opportunities as we learn about them, and we encourage you to reach out to your local chapter for more information.