The Michigan Wildlife Rehabilitator Continuing Education Scholarship assists a Michigan-permitted wildlife rehabilitator in attending the NWRA annual symposium and taking (at least) one workshop that may count as continuing education credit required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for permit renewal. One $500 scholarship may be awarded annually. This scholarship is given through NWRA by Michigan Wildlife Rehabilitators Association.
The scholarship recipient is responsible for registering promptly to guarantee a seat in the limited enrollment seminars and workshops. Michigan DNR-recognized continuing education includes small enrollment seminars and hands-on workshops, which require separate advance sign-up, for which attendance is taken and a certificate of completion is awarded. Lectures, discussions, and sessions where anyone may walk in and listen do not qualify.
|Organization||National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association|
|Number of Awards||One|
|Contest Deadline||November 01, 2022|
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be currently permitted by the state of Michigan Department of Natural Resources to rehabilitate wildlife. Preference is given to primary, individual permit holders over sub-permittees.
How To Apply
- Fill out the application form (in English, please), and include a copy of your Michigan wildlife rehabilitation permit and two (2) signed recommendation letters.
- Scholarship applications are accepted from August 1st to November 1st of each year; notifications are sent by January 1. (Exception is the Ed Hiestand Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship which has different deadlines and notification dates.)
- Individuals may apply for as many scholarships as they like. Only one scholarship is awarded per person in any given year.
- Preference is given to applicants who have not received a scholarship from NWRA in the last year or two.
- Please note that NWRA offers online applications for scholarships. We recommend that you answer the form questions in a word processing document and then copy/paste your responses into the state to ensure that you have a backup of your information.
- References wishing to send their recommendation letters directly to NWRA may do so by sending them before the deadline of November 1 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line containing the applicant’s name.
- Recommendation letters should be on letterhead where possible, must be signed with a current date, and must not be from someone supervised by the applicant.
- We recommend that applicants be at least 16 years of age.
One $500 scholarship may be awarded annually. This scholarship is given through NWRA by Michigan Wildlife Rehabilitators Association.
The application deadline is November 1, and the recipient will be notified by January 1. The award is announced and presented at the Symposium. Recipients are expected to attend at least three full days of the symposium (which may include a pre-conference seminar). NWRA reserves the right to withhold scholarship fund disbursement if the attendance requirement is not fulfilled.