Texas Parks And Wildlife Foundation: Category 3 Conservation Scholarship

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2018 9:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student High School Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Texas: Anderson County, Angelina County, Cherokee County, Hardin County, Houston County, Jasper County, Nacogdoches County, Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, Trinity County, Tyler County Other eligible locations: United States

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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Established in 1992, the Parks and Wildlife Conservation Scholarship Program is an important source of financial support for talented students and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees who are eager to learn and committed to conserving our state’s rich lands, waters, and wildlife.

The Parks and Wildlife Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $300,000 to more than 250 students pursuing degrees in natural and cultural resource conservation fields, and TPWD employees who are seeking certifications, licenses, or specialized skills that will advance their careers.

Through the generosity of its benefactors, the Parks and Wildlife Conservation Scholarship Program is ensuring that the best and brightest individuals, regardless of their financial means, can pursue a career in conservation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Open to TPWD employees seeking bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees directly related to career fields at TPWD. 
  • A graduating high school student must be:
    • Eligible to work in the United States (pursuant to INS requirements).
    • Accepted in an accredited degree program related to natural resource conservation. 
    • Ranked in the top quarter of the high school class or has a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum of 850 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT. 
  • A college or university student must: 
    • Meet all the requirements listed above. 
    • Attend an accredited college or university. 
    • Undergraduates must maintain a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
    • Graduate students must be enrolled as a full-time student. 
    • Be enrolled in a degree program related to natural resource conservation.


    • As part of the review process, additional consideration will be given for any one of the following: 
      • TPWD employees and their immediate family
      • Applicants who have served as TPWD interns in the Coastal Fisheries Division
      • Applicants who reside in any of the following Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, Trinity, Tyler.