Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship has the aim to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in wilderness protection in the United States by providing financial help.

Full Description

It is very significant for an applicant to follow the scholarship timeline, being that applications are only accepted from late January to mid-April.

Once all the applications are gathered, the selection committee will review the applications and the winner will be selected about mid-July.

The total amount of the scholarship, which will be paid in two installments, is $10,000.

The application deadline is April 19th and you are supposed to submit any supporting documents to and mention the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Who's eligible?

When it comes to the eligibility requirements for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship they are the following:

  • The applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America;
  • They need to have strong academic qualifications;
  • And they need to have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States.

If you are one of the graduate students in natural resources management, law or policy programs, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements may apply directly to The Wilderness Society.

However, if you are an eligible applicant, please make sure you follow the application procedures.

The application requirements for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship include that the applicants must submit all of the obligatory materials in PDF format to be considered for the award.

The documents are:

  • A two-page double-spaced cover letter which will be about the applicant’s personal motivations and how wilderness has influenced his/her life.
  • A 3-5 page double-spaced proposal with a description of the proposed work and a timeline for completion of a paper within 24 months.
  • A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scanned undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)

Scholarship listed under: Political Science Scholarships

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