Applicants for these scholarships are undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. These applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and leadership qualities. They must also complete a thorough application process including recommendations, transcript reviews, and in some cases, providing thesis information. In addition, applicants must have the desire to protect and promote the sport of hunting and the principles of conservation.
Following a thorough review of all applicants, the Scholarship Selection Committee awarded twenty-four $5,000 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships. HSC, in conjunction with its charitable arm the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES), has awarded scholarships exceeding the million dollar mark. A comprehensive list of winners may be viewed here.
“HSC is extremely proud of the outstanding reputation and prestige of The HSC Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program. The program has given over $1 million in Scholarships since its inception to an incredible line-up of highly motivated hunter/conservationists who are pursuing degrees in wildlife related studies,” said Deb Cunningham, HSC Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program Chairman. “We have a premier group of past recipients working in ranch management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Professors in Wildlife Studies Departments in Universities all across Texas, game wardens and state, federal and private research biologists around the world. Needless to say, HSC Dan L. Duncan Scholarships are highly competitive and widely sought after. We claim ‘bragging rights’ to some of the best and brightest students in the field of wildlife biology, research and game management.”
“I am forever grateful to have received the HSC Dan L. Duncan Scholarship, as it enabled to me to continue my education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and focus on research. As we all know graduate students operate on shoestring budgets, so any financial help is greatly appreciated,” said Jacob Ogdee, 2013 HSC Dan L. Duncan Scholarship recipient.
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