Conservation Scholarship 

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The deadline for Fall 2014 applications is June 14, 2014.

Please be sure that your official transcript includes grades from the Spring 2014 semester.


Considering a career in conservation?

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship Program encourages young people to pursue careers related to conservation. The AGFC Scholarship Program is made possible by sales of conservation license plates.


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be Arkansas residents who are high school seniors or college students planning to attend an accredited Arkansas college or university. Applicants must maintain status as a full-time student, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale) and must pursue a degree in an approved field of study:

  • Animal Science
  • Biology, Botany, Zoology
  • Forestry, Forest Resources, Agriculture
  • Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • Political Science, Criminal Science, Criminal Justice
  • Conservation Management, Environmental Management and Regulatory Science
  • Recreation and Park Administration
  • Education

Renewal Eligibility Minimum Requirements

  • Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (4.0 scale).
  • Maintain status as a full-time student at an accredited Arkansas college or university.
  • Continue to pursue a degree in an approved field of study.

Scholarship Conditions

The scholarship is $1,000 per semester. Scholarships will be paid directly to the college or university. Students will be eligible to receive a scholarship for up to eight semesters, but must reapply each semester. Applicants must attend an accredited college or university in Arkansas.


How are scholarship recipients chosen?

The selection committee will consist of non-Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel. The selection committee will use a standardized scoring system as approved by the AGFC scholarship committee. Selections are based purely on merit, without discrimination for any reason such as race, sex, religion, age or national origin.


Conservation Scholarship Program Calendar

The Fall 2014 application period begins Monday, May 12, 2014.

First Time Applicants
Fall 2014 application postmark deadline Saturday, June 14, 2014 
Successful applicant notification date Mid-July
First time applications are not accepted for the spring semester.  
Renewal Applicants
Fall 2014 application postmark deadline Saturday, June 14, 2014 
Spring 2015 application postmark deadline Saturday, January 10, 2015



Program Staff

Name | Title:Sarah Baxter | Conservation Scholarship Program Coordinator
Address:2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone | Email:501-978-7366 | Email