EDGEFIELD, SC — The National Wild Turkey Federation recently announced an opportunity for its current members who are high school seniors to obtain financial support for their future college education through the Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship Program at the NWTF.
“The NWTF is proud to have supported more than $5.5 million in academic scholarships for students across North America who demonstrate a commitment to conservation, academic excellence, and possess the leadership skills to make a difference,” said Mandy Harling, national director of education and education for the NWTF. extension programs.
The purpose of the NWTF Academic Scholarship Program is to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership roles. Local chapters award one scholarship, and winners are also eligible for additional state and national scholarships. The national scholarship winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Mossy Oak.
The application portal for the NWTF Academic Scholarship opens on November 1 and can be found by visiting https://your.nwtf.org/scholarships/.
The NWTF Fellowship Program is named after Dr. James Earl Kennamer, who served as the NWTF’s director of conservation and guided the organization’s conservation efforts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“It is the young and determined conservationists who will carry the NWTF’s mission forward for generations to come,” said Harling.
To date, the NWTF National Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.5 million at the local, state, and national levels to students pursuing conservation-related careers.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to advance wildlife conservation, forest resiliency, and robust recreational opportunities across the US by working across borders at the landscape scale. Today, the NWTF is investing heavily in wild turkey research to ensure the future of wild turkey populations and is working to ensure Healthy Habitats and Healthy Crops.