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February 2 2022
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Sara Shallenberger Brown Garden Club of America National Parks Conservation Scholarship


The purpose of the Brown scholarship is to encourage studies and careers in the conservation fields, with the opportunity to protect, enhance and gain knowledge and experience for the lasting benefit of US National Parks. Every year the scholarship funds the field training of one to two SCA Apprentice Crew Leader (ACL) positions working in a unit of the National Park Service. The goal of the scholarship and SCAÔÇÖs ACL program is to give young adults the technical and interpersonal skillsÔÇöcombined with challenging field experienceÔÇöto become a leader within the conservation movement. Successfully completed at least one SCA or other outdoor leadership program. Recommendation from a prior Crew Leader or SCA staff member. Attend & successfully complete local training. Demonstrated leadership skills. Knowledge of tools and experience working on a variety of conservation projects. Attentive to detail and responsive to feedback. Self-motivated; flexible and creative problem-solving experience. Annually provides training, transportation and a $250/wk stipend for each student as an SCA apprentice crew leader working directly under two experienced leaders on a 3 or 4 week summer trail crew in one of AmericaÔÇÖs storied national parks. The scholarshipÔÇÖs founders hope that students will build on their enhanced technical and interpersonal skills and become full-fledged crew leaders or pursue related careers in environmental education or outdoor leadership training.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 19 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 20 years old
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  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Natural Resources

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Contact Lauren Harnishfeger
Student Conservation Association
Address 14 East 60th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022