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Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Scholarship available to LR students
Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Scholarship available to LR students

Students interested in pursuing a master's degree in sustainability studies at Lenoir-Rhyne, or those who want to work in the field of conservation, now have the opportunity to apply for the Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship.

The scholarship was made possible through the Philip H. Bracewell, Sr., Conservation Education Endowment, established in honor of Philip H. Bracewell Sr., who lived in Hickory and was a founding director of Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited North Carolina. Bracewell served for more than 16 years as Trout Unlimited national director and for 14 years as chairman of the Trout Unlimited Awards Committee. In 1984, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Trout Unlimited National.

The Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship is available to LR students on the Hickory campus or at LR's Asheville Center, in Asheville, North Carolina. The scholarship is competitive and awarded based on a committee review of application essays about what one hopes to achieve through an education focused on conservation and sustainability. Scholarship consideration is given in the following order: to Trout Unlimited employees and other affiliates of Trout Unlimited, to LR undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy seeking to pursue a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies degree at LR through the Bridges to Dreams program, and to those interested in conservation work in other degree programs at LR. The expected award is $3,540 - $4,130 per year toward tuition and additional fees. This translates to between six and seven credit hours per year.

Applications are received on a rolling basis until funds have been distributed. Scholarships are contingent upon acceptance into an LR program and continuation in good standing. The priority application deadline for the fall 2018 semester is August 1.

To apply, please send a resume and a one-to two-page essay detailing an interest in conservation and sustainability education, along with goals for furthering one's education in these fields, to Keith McDade, associate professor of sustainability studies and co-director of the Reese Institute, at keith.mcdade@lr.edu. For questions or further information, McDade can also be contacted at 828.407.4276.