Friends of the National Conservation Training Center awarded scholarships for national wildlife refuge volunteers. The scholarships allowed the refuge volunteers to take wildlife conservation classes with the NCTC. Here they receive world-class training in conservation and are able to apply it to their refuge to further conservation efforts and success. Two of the four scholarships for 2016 have been awarded and applied toward classes.

The awards were applied to the NCTC class Connecting People with Nature through Birds in Soldotna, Alaska.

Scholarship award-winner Bethany S. says, ” I hope to combine my Master’s-level knowledge of nonprofit organizations with my interest in connecting people to the natural world in a future career. Now, after this training, I’m particularly excited to develop programs centered around birds and their incredible features and behaviors!”

Additional applications are currently under review and will be awarded after the review process.

The Friends of NCTC is working to increase its scholarship awards with the help of additional memberships,  donations, and grants.

To learn more about our scholarship recipients, visit our Scholarship Recipient page.