As part of our youth outreach efforts, students can compete for college scholarships sponsored by the NYS NWTF. Your New York State Chapter Superfund allows every local chapter to offer one $250 Scholarship to a youth member in their chapter.
Previous Scholarships Awarded
The cost is covered through the Education portion of the Superfund budget (money earned through local fund raising banquets). All students receiving local chapter scholarships for $250 will have the opportunity to compete for one of three additional New York State Chapter funded scholarships. Out of all the local chapter scholars, the top two are chosen by the NYS Chapter to receive an additional scholarship of $500 (2nd place), and $1,000 (1st place) on top of the $250 they have already been awarded from their local chapters. State chapter 1st place winners will compete for a $10,000 national scholarship. The application of the 1st place NYS scholar is submitted to our national headquarters, where one state scholar from across the country is chosen to receive a third scholarship of $10,000 - for a total of up to $11,250. Eligibility information for recipients and deadlines for each phase of the process are included with our scholarship application packets. These scholarships are set up to ensure the NWTF has the dedicated conservationists needed for the future.
Applicants for the scholarship are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement, commitment to conservation and our hunting heritage. Completed applications must be submitted to the local chapter presidents no later than January 1st (NOTE: This is a change from previous years). Local chapter presidents must forward a copy of their winning scholar's application to the NYS Chapter scholarship committee no later than February 1st (NOTE: This is a change from previous years) for consideration for the three additional awards. For more about the scholarship program and to download an application click here.
Or obtain an application by sending a self addressed envelope to:
NYS NWTF Scholarship Committee
c/o Butch Kortright
5 Clifford Lane
Parksville, NY 12768