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Scholarships in Wild Life Conservation 2009: Eric York Scholarship Fund

Eric York Scholarship Fund-Application Guidelines: Deadline 31 January 2009


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Eric York was an extraordinary wildlife biologist working for the National Park Service studying mountain lions at Grand Canyon National Park. In addition to his own research Eric consulted on several carnivore studies in the western United States. Eric specialized in research capture methods and techniques. He had captured and tagged 23 different species of carnivores (six of these being felids) for research. Over the last 15 years he has worked throughout the United States, in Chile, Nepal, and Pakistan. Eric passed away on November 2, 2007 of the pneumonic plague.

The Eric York Scholarship Fund was created in Eric’s memory by Felidae Conservation Fund to enable young biologists to pursue their passions and to carry on Eric’s important work. The scholarship is available to graduate students pursuing scientific research for wild cat conservation. Applications will be accepted starting on September 10th, 2008.

The Awards

Two single non-renewable awards are being offered: two $5,000 grants to fund the field research costs of a scientific research project directly relating to wild cat conservation.

How Recipients Will Be Chosen:

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of 3-5 people appointed by the Felidae Conservation Fund Executive Director and the Board of Directors.


Graduate Student Applicants must:

* Be a student enrolled in an accredited College or University (in the U.S. or Internationally) during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Graduate students (minimum 9 credits completed) are eligible. Both full and part time students are welcome to apply.
* Clearly demonstrate interest in enhancing our understanding of wild cat behavior and conservation, habitat needs, abundance, spatial and temporal distribution, as well as contribution(s) to advancing the public interest in such issues, as evidenced by both of the following:

1. A major field of study pertaining to wild cat conservation biology.

2. Participation in cooperative or independent research, environmental activities or work experience related to the above-mentioned discipline.

Recipient Responsibilities:

· Write a letter to Felidae Conservation Fund Board of Directors explaining how this scholarship assisted your professional / personal growth; and document how the funds were utilized.

· Have your “Profile” (an article about you and your studies/research etc. as it pertains to the wild cat species studied) published on the Felidae Conservation Fund website.

· Acknowledge Felidae Conservation Fund in any publication(s) or presentations that may result from research that the scholarship assisted in funding, and provide a copy of said article(s) to Felidae Conservation Fund.

· Recipients provide the Felidae Conservation Fund with quarterly updates on the project progress and status;

· Provide Felidae Conservation Fund with an electronic copy of their thesis or project paper based on their work upon completion of their degree program. In addition, the recipient may be asked to present their scholarship work in academic or other settings.

Felidae Conservation Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization aiming to protect all felidae species and their habitats globally by partnering in excellent science, driving international conservation, and sharing cutting edge education and outreach models.

For more information about Felidae Conservation Fund, please see www.felidaefund.org

Questions regarding the Eric York Scholarship should be addressed to: [email protected]
Include in your application:

A. A completed application form (above), and a copy of your resume or CV

B. A research proposal (max 3 pages single spaced 12 pt. font). In your proposal please include the following: Submit project description and budget proposal with application:

1. A project description stating the background of the particular research question being addressed, the goals of your research, methodologies pertaining to your research, expected outcomes, and plans for how results will be disseminated.

2. A brief (1 paragraph) personal statement describing your career goals as they pertain to cat conservation issues.

3. A budget describing how the requested funds will be used.

C. 2 letters of reference; one from a sponsoring faculty member

Completed application materials must be received by 31 January 2009; please submit applications and have your letters of reference sent to: Felidae Conservation Fund, 116 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920 or e-mailed to [email protected] Award announcements will be made in December 2008.

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    thanks for the opportunity and the work your doing
    am studying civil engineering year 3 (2009) and would wish to have a masters in structural and designing.
    keep me informed.
    God bless

  2. I am Asteway Mengistie.I have B.Sc in Nursing.I have been teaching in governmental health science college since 2006.I am very interesting to continue my education with master of public health, reproductive health and related fields. Thank you.

  3. letembet says:

    Hi,i’m a young gabones wishing to further my studies in the US.i’m a freshman,and i want to study the American civilization and History,i’m also intersted in International Trade.More informations will be helpfull to me.waiting for your reponse.thank you for the opportunity you give me.

  4. Sudhanshu mishra says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am a researcher and I am studying genetics of tiger. I would like to know that am I eligble to apply for this fund if I was registered in a standard university for my Ph. D. studies in 2007 to 2008? since I just came to know about this fund.so are there any chances for the extension of the deadline? And if I am a genetics student not a full time field researcher, am I eligible to apply for the above mentioned funf.


  5. fialla foffou john cyril says:

    my name is Fialla F.John Cyiril, I am student in the faculty of sciences(University of Yaoudé 1),Cameroun.I have Master1 in plant Biotechnology and I am studing now the protection and concervation of Enviroment.please it is a great pleasure for me to ask a Scolarship in wild life conservation field in USA UK or Canada to perform my academic qualification.please if tere is achance for me, let me know.Thanks in avance for your cooperation. Your faithfull …

  6. DANIEL WORKU says:

    i am daniel from ethiopia i a graduate of geography from Addis Ababa University last year but i am very much motivatd to learn MA in wild life conservation since it has it’s own continuation from geography.if you give me this opportunity i will repeat my BA result that is great distincion.
    thank you for this chance

  7. ejaz mehmood says:

    i am from developing, country pakistan. i finished my B.Sc(hons)Agriculture in 2007. i would like to do my master degree in wildlife on scholarship basis

  8. Dear sir/madam,
    Its very interesting to read about your scolarships in wildlife management, I am a zambia young man currently working in the national park.
    I am very interested in wildlife general so I wish to study animalthology or anything concerning conservation. Tell me how can I get a scolarship from your foundation?

  9. Bright says:

    hi i am 21years of age i studied Business management and Accounting in my high school level, after which i had know one to help me to pursued it in the university level. I will be very happy if you could help me search for a full scholarship on your site. thank you for your good work.

  10. Mubangizi Matia says:

    Am a first year student at Makerere University in Uganda. Am doing a bachorers in Envirnmental Management. I have financial problems steming from poor background, I dream of graduating in Jan 2012. How can secure a scholarship under your project.

  11. EMMANUEL GANA says:

    Thank u very much for all the informations you have been sending to me.please i have (H.N.D) Higher National Diploma in TOURISM,I Will like you to help me get information on how i can get a Scholarship to further my Education in this field.pls i look forward to hear from you,keep up the good job.Emmanuel from Nigeria.

  12. Abebaw Zeleke says:

    Dear Sirs!

    I am an Ethiopian with 34 years of age, have MSc.degree in Farm forestry graduated in 2006 at WondoGenet college of Forestry in Ethiopia. Currently I am working in local NGO/ Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA)/ as agro-forestry expert and have eight years of work experience. I am eager to learn in wild life conservation field. The post is also appropriate for my field. So I request you to offer me the chance for the competition.
    I am looking forward to hear you soon.
    [email protected]

  13. Bimela Jude Saber says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I will start by thanking you for this oportunity you have given me.I am a third year student of the university of Yaounde 1 studying Biochemistry but before that i studied 5subjects at tha advanced level of which i had an A grade in maths,further maths and Physics.So am pleading if there is any way you can help me get a scholarship to a field relating to these subjects especially in NASA because i believe i can have a lot to offer in that regard must especially in Astronomy.While waiting for your responds and assistance I remain your sincerely.

  14. biruk kebede biru says:

    Hey thank you for the opportunity you given to me ,i feel good when i read this message becouse iam holder of BSC DEGREE in ANIMAL,RANGE,AND WILDLIFE SCEINCE FROM MEKKELE UNIVERSITY WITH COMMULATIVE GPA = 3.05 ,WHICH IS FOUND IN ETHIOPIA SO I THINK THAT I AM LUCKY TO JOIN THIS OPPORTUNITY
    Email:- [email protected]

  15. NDAYISENGA Pacifique says:

    I’m currently a student of school of finance and banking under part-time basis in Rwanda where I’m doing my accounting in BBA program. and by this October I’ll graduate. therefore how can you help me to get an opportunity of doing my MBA in USA, UK or Canada so as to shape my academic qualification by gaining more knowledge. please if there is any chance let me know.
    thanks in advance for your cooperation.

  16. mugo muthami mambo says:

    I just wanted to ask you is it possible for me to get a full scolarship that means accomodation as well as tuituon for a whole undergradute course?
    thank you

  17. Idrissa Mamoudou Assoumane says:


    Respect, I’m student in china I study Chinese this year, my country’s NIGER ,please tell me how can I do to apply for the scholarship of your University?.
    I really want to study in Civil Engineering or Architecture because I was studied it before in my country.

    Sincerely Idrissa Mamoudou Assoumane .

    Student in Jiamusi University International Center of Culture ,

  18. Idrissa Mamoudou Assoumane says:

    i’m student now in JiamusUniversity International Center of Culture in China,but i really want to study in yor university like scholarship next year in Civil Engineering

  19. mausam sharma says:

    mam, I have dome my graduation in humanities, and then I took masters degree in journalism and mass communication. I am a journalist now with one of the leading publications (India Today Group) . But i have a very keen interest in wildlife conservation. I have been doing articles on wildlife issues too. Can I get above mentioned scholarship? please help.

  20. abdalla gudi says:

    1. Dear /sir;
    My name is abdalla gudi, from Ethiopia .I have graduated in Bsc degree in applied biology on july07, 2005 with a cumulative GPA 2.77 at scale of 4.0 from debub University, Ethiopia. Previously I have been working as head of agriculture and rural development office in one of the districts of Ethiopia for 3yrs. currently; I am working at ministry of information of federal democratic republic of Ethiopia. I have big interest to take part in my country growth and to see Ethiopia join medium income country in short period of time as it is the vision of Ethiopia. Thus, am eager to upgrade my education to Masters Degree in environmental, agricultural or any biology related study area that is feasible for my profession. I believe that your Institution can help me in realizing my dreams. I am looking forward to hearing your response soon.
    Thank you
    Best Regards;
    abdalla gudi
    E-mail: [email protected]

  21. Grace says:

    Thanks for the updates you have been sending to me concerning scholarships. I have also refferred quite a number of my friends to the same website so that they benefit. I seriously need a PhD scholarship for 2009 specifically in the area of natural resource management or environmental studies. I hope to benefit from one this year. Keep it up the good work you are doing.
    [email protected]

  22. Hailemichael Shewa says:

    I have a BA degree in English, I have another BA degree in Management, and I have a master’s degree in curriculum, all from Addis Ababa University of Ethiopia. If I get full scholarship I want to study your offer.

    [email protected]

  23. Ndzi Paul Chuyeh says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thanks very much for the scholarship updates that you people have been sending each day. I see your effort to fight against illitracy which is the goal of any nation. Thanks for such a wondeful effort.

    I am an African and most of your scholarships have limites. It limites us tomuch and we have noway to go ahead for apllications. I will like to have updates on scholarships concerning Geography, management or on environmental studies. I will be most dlighted to recieve the information that am seeking for.


  24. waspada says:

    i wanna find a scholarship providing communication field anywhere especially in europe for 2010. I cant get it here.

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