Founders Fund Scholarship
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
Award Amount: $3,500
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers,Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities are pleased to announce the 2013 Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship. This merit scholarship is offered annually, in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.
This scholarship is available to:
- Undergraduate students who will have Senior standing as of Fall 2013, who will have been enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the award year (2013-2014 academic year), in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium. [Students apply for the scholarship in their Junior year.]
- Graduate students who will be enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the award year (2013-2014 academic year), in a full-time graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium.
- The eligible applicant’s major shall be in an area of environmental studies such as, but not limited to, ecology, hydrology, conservation biology, natural resource management, zoology, or environmental law and policy.
- Based on a 4.0 scale, the applicant shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
For full details, application and list of member institutions, visit: www.environmentalconsortium.org
About Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc.
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. is a not for profit angling organization, founded on American fly fishing traditions, promoting stream and river protection and self-sustainable salmonid populations through conservation, environmental oversight, activism, catch-and-release practices, and education. TGF was founded in 1963 by a group of farsighted men who saw a great need to bring about an organization of sportsmen who would use their collective voice and resources to protect and conserve cold-water fisheries and riparian habitat in the greater Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more recently Connecticut. The twenty-one founding members of TGF, many of whom are famous in their own right, were dedicated fly fishers and conservationists.
About the Environmental Consortium
The Environmental Consortium is a coalition currently comprised of 59 institutions of higher education established in 2004 to advance our understanding of the cultural, social, political, economic, and natural factors affecting the region. The mission of the Environmental Consortium is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.