Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Jerry Springer, President of the California Deer Association, announces the availability of scholarship opportunities for students pursuing advanced education in Resource Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Animal and Wildlife Husbandry, Rangeland Science, Veterinary Sciences, and Wildlife Biology.
"CDA has raised millions of dollars in direct support of habitat and research for California's wildlife," said President Springer, adding, "Contributing back to our next generation of conservationists is a great benefit to California, CDA members and students."
The CDA's Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 through a founding benefactor and to date has awarded close to $25,000 through 14 individual scholarships grants. CDA has awarded scholarships that assist CDA members and their families pursue a certificate of higher learning that not only support the mission of CDA, but help alleviate their own post-secondary financial obligations.
Former recipient, Jason Zito, now a Predator Control Specialist for the State of Hawaii, adds, "Receiving the scholarship from CDA helped me graduate debt free. $1,000 or even $2,500 may not be much to some, but to a student, it helps tremendously. I'm very appreciative of CDA's Scholarship Program."
Scholarship awards are not fixed and each year can include multiple awardees. Historically, scholarships have ranged from $1,000-$2,500 each. The filing deadline is July 31, 2012.
For more details and specific requirements, please visit www.caldeer.org or click this link directly to download the application.
The California Deer Association was founded in 1996, with its principal goal to improve California deer herds and other wildlife through direct financial support for habitat improvement and research projects. Since its beginning, CDA has raised more than $4,000,000 to fund over 300 projects in California. Seventy-five percent of the profit from fundraising events goes to projects benefiting deer and other wildlife within California. CDA currently has 28 chapters with over 6,000 members. For more information on the California Deer Association, telephone toll free (888) 499-DEER or check our website at www.CalDeer.org.