Travel Grants and Scholarships Available for TWS-WS Members

Travel Grants

Photo by Shay Zanetti – 2018 Annual Meeting Wildlife Slideshow

In pursuit of the objective to encourage high standards of professional achievement, the Western Section has established an honoraria fund to assist our members’ participation in professional meetings, conferences, symposia and other continuing education activities. For more information:

Early Career Professional Scholarships

Five scholarships valued at $500 each are available for Western Section members who have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree but are unemployed, underemployed, or employed outside of the wildlife profession.  We know it’s hard to land that permanent full-time position, and we want to help you advance your career by joining us and the rest of your colleagues at the 2019 Annual Meeting!  Annual Meeting Registration and the Wednesday Breakfast Roundtable are included in the scholarship. You have the freedom to use the remaining scholarship value to cover the costs that fit your needs, whether it’s travel, lodging, or attending other fee-based Annual Meeting events. Applications are due by November 26, 2018. Link to online application

Annual Meeting Scholarships for TWS-WS Members

The Western Section Annual Meeting is an incomparable opportunity for professional growth, and we want all TWS-WS members to have the chance to attend. For that reason, our Executive Board implemented a new scholarship for Western Section professional members which provides FIVE 2019 Annual Meeting Registrations valued at $370 each.  The scholarship covers the full Annual Meeting registration fee. All scholarship recipients are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. The scholarship does not include registration for pre-conference events held in the days leading up to the Annual Meeting nor does it cover the optional add-on events.  Applications are due by November 26, 2018.Link to online application

Scholarship for San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Students and Early Career Professionals

Animex Fencing is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for the 2019 Annual Meeting geared towards San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Students and Early Career Professionals.  The application will be available soon for download from their website.  Applications are due by December 15th.