SCWF Scholarships

Deadline:  October 31st

Eligibility: full-time students currently pursuing degrees in any environmental field at South Carolina schools of higher education

Awards: $500 scholarships are available

Scholarship winners will be announced in January, and awarded in February each year.

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation is honored to be in a position to distribute educational grants to full-time students pursuing a degree in any environmental field at South Carolina schools of higher education. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, based on their performance in academia and in related community activities.

These scholarships are funded by contributions from generous individual donors in addition to the ongoing support received from these funds:

  • D. L. Scurry Foundation provides educational scholarship funds for individuals attending colleges, universities and technical schools in South Carolina.

  • The Nicole Chadwick Memorial Fund honors the legacy of an endangered species biologist who made a long-lasting impact on wildlife conservation in South Carolina.

  • The Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund (CSF) provides financial assistance for conservation oriented projects/programs worldwide that promote preservation of the Earth’s biodiversity.

The applications will need to be submitted online by October 31st, and will address the student's: 

  • educational goal and career interests

  • employment and volunteer experience, including leadership

In addition, a brief note from a supporting faculty member must also be submitted electronically - please have support letter emailed to this address. Selection will be based on a balance of these factors, and determined by a committee of the Federation Board.

Environmental solutions are not only scientific--they include historical, political, economic and cultural perspectives. The environment includes buildings, highways and ocean tankers as well as pine trees and coyotes. To build a sustainable society, an understanding of social and ecological systems is crucial.

Knowledge lays the groundwork for analyzing environmental problems, resolving conflicts, and preventing new problems from arising. The South Carolina Wildlife Federation is committed to supporting future leaders by helping to provide the financial resources necessary to lay the groundwork for more responsible decision-making tomorrow. 

Deadline October 31st.