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Scholarship

Wildlife Student Scholarship Opportunity

This annual award was developed in memory of William L. Baxter, long-time wildlife biologist with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission who was a champion of early ring-necked pheasant research and having strong conservation programs associated with the Federal farm bill.  The award will be presented to students pursuing a graduate degree in the wildlife field at any accredited graduate school in the United States.  Applications are not limited to, but priority will be given to schools located in or work be conducted in the Midwest.  The funding is in addition to any assistantships, stipends or scholarships already received.  Applications are not limited to, but priority will be given to applications and proposals that are related to upland game bird life ecology, habitats, genetics, management and the support of upland hunting.

The annual award is designed to support the following activities:

  • Students pursuing a graduate degree in the wildlife field at any accredited graduate school in the United States. Applications are not limited to, but priority will be given to schools located in or work be conducted in the Midwest.
  • $1,000.00 annual award; to be announced in February
  • Funding is in addition to any assistantships, stipends or scholarships already received.
  • Applications are not limited to, but priority will be given to applications and proposals related to upland game bird life ecology, habitats, genetics and management.

Application period is from October 1st through December 1st.

2017 – Scholarship/Stipend Recipient

Alisha Grams
University of NE Lincoln
Masters of Science degree in Applied Ecology

Past Recipients

2016 – Victoria Simonsen -University of NE Lincoln
Masters of Science degree in Applied Ecology

2015 – Cara Whalen – University of NE Lincoln
Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology

2014 – Lindsey Messinger – University of NE Lincoln
Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology

2013 – Jocelyn Olney – University of NE Lincoln
Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology

2012 – Trevor Hefley – University of NE Lincoln
School of Natural Resources & Statistics

2011 – Christopher Jorgensen – University of NE Lincoln
Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Ecology