Could you be UOG's next Doris Duke Conservation Scholar?
The University of California Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is now accepting applications for its next cohort. Applications are open through Feb. 1, 2022.
In March, the program will select 20 early undergraduate scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program with the goal of growing a diverse community of leaders to strengthen conservation. The program focuses on two immersive summer experiences between academic years, and each summer scholars receive a $4,400 stipend and funding to cover travel, room, and board.
During the first summer (June 8 - Aug. 2, 2022), scholars will participate in an eight-week immersive field course on conservation practice, leadership, and ecological research while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors through California.
During the second summer, scholars will pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations, labs, and agencies. A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school.
Throughout the two years, "home mentors" at each scholar’s campus provide ongoing support. Scholars receive mentorship well past program completion as alumni, and they join a nationwide alumni network for peer support and professional networking.
Applications will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Students can learn more and ask questions of faculty and program alumni at three informational webinars:
- Nov. 15 (Nov. 16 CHST)
- Dec. 11 (Dec. 12 CHST)
- Jan. 19 (Jan. 20 CHST)