Izaak Walton League’s Maryland Division announces college scholarships for conservation and environmental studies

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The Maryland Division of the Izaak Walton League of America is proud to announce the availability of scholarships and scholastic awards for students with an interest in conservation and the environment. Six Maryland chapters provide financial support to students in support of the League’s mission to conserve outdoor America for future generations. Three of the chapters are in Montgomery County.

Since 2011, these chapters have provided more than $180,000 in scholarships and awards to 158 Maryland students. Those who win chapter awards may also be eligible for the League’s National Conservation Scholarships. We encourage students in Montgomery County to take advantage of these opportunities as they pursue their college educations.

  • The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter in Montgomery County sponsors an environmental award program for students in the Poolesville High School Global Ecology Studies Program. These students produce original projects dealing with conservation topics and issues of environmental concern. A committee of chapter members reviews and selects up to six projects to receive $1,000 cash awards. Each award is divided equally among project team members.
  • The Rockville Chapter in Montgomery County offers the Thomas W. Fisher Conservation and Environmental Studies Scholarship to Montgomery County students pursuing post-secondary learning in the areas of conservation or environmental science. Every year, the chapter awards five scholarships of $2,000 each. More information about the scholarship and the application are available on the chapter website.
  • The Wildlife Achievement Chapter in Montgomery County offers annual scholarships of $1,000 ($500 per semester) for qualified students. Awards can continue for up to four years as long as the field of study and grade requirements are met. The number of new scholarships the chapter awards depends on the number of continuing awards. The scholarship is open to any high school senior in Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, or Carroll Counties as well as children of chapter members from any county. Additional information and the application is available at: damascusiwla.org/#scholarship.
  • Outside of Montgomery County, there are scholarships from the Harford County Chapter, the Mid-Shore Chapter in Talbot County and the Sportsman’s Chapter in Harford County.


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Chartered in 1945, the Maryland Division of the Izaak Walton League of America supports scientific and educational purposes to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, wildlife, waters, air, and other natural resources of the state of Maryland; promotes opportunities for the wise stewardship of those resources; and assists the national Izaak Walton League of America in meeting similar goals throughout the country.

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