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Scholarships

We are proud to offer two scholarship opportunities for students interested in conservation or environmental education.

The Holt Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a student who is majoring or minoring in a field related to resource conservation or environmental education.

The Holt BIPOC Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a student who is majoring or minoring in a field related to resource conservation or environmental education and identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.

Past Winners

Phoebe Soldi

Purdue University
Year: 2020

Maiya Rizzo

West Michigan University
Year: 2019

Donna Riner

DePauw University
Year: 2018

Jacob Reeves

Butler University
Year: 2017

Online Application

  • What is the most pressing environmental or natural resource issue currently affecting indiana wildlife? Why is this issue important to you? What could you do to help?
  • Drop files here or
    One from a college/university faculty and one from another adult who is not a relative who has known you for at least two years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check out our FAQs. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, send us a message on our contact page.

What are the application requirements?

Applicants must be Indiana residents accepted for study or already enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester as a full-time student at the undergraduate level as a sophomore or above in an accredited college or university.

Applicants must be taking coursework to major or minor in a field related to resource conservation or environmental education.

In addition, the selected applicant will be asked to submit a brief update of his/her activities at the end of the year, which will be presented at the next year’s annual business meeting.

The recipient will receive priority consideration for a semester or summer-long internship.

When will award recipients be notified?

 The award recipient will be notified by July 30, 2021. The recipient is invited to attend the Conservation Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting to be recognized as the scholarship recipient.

How is the scholarship distributed?

Scholarship money will be forwarded to the college or university and must be used during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

What does the scholarship cover?

The money can be used to help pay tuition, room and board, books or academic fees that are payable to the college or university. The funds may not be used to pay late charges or fines.

Where can I send a print application?

Indiana Wildlife Federation Endowment
Scholarship Committee
708 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

What is the application deadline?

All applications must be completed and all must be received by June 15, 2021.  

Can I submit a printed version of the application?

A print application is available here