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By Michael Gray, Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
The Geoffrey Schneider Travel Scholarship was established in honor of an ACI member who passed away after a battle with kidney cancer in July 2006. Schneider was the Southern Region Conservation Education Supervisor for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. He was widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to inform and educate people about Nevada’s wildlife and natural resources.
Schneider understood the value of face-to-face discussions about common problems and new opportunities. He knew that people in the conservation communication field could become more effective by interacting with their colleagues. For those reasons, he, as much as anyone, believed in ACI’s annual conference.
The goal of the scholarship fund is to enable more individuals to attend ACI conferences.
There are 15 scholarships available for the 2017 conference at Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana July 9-13. The scholarship covers the registration fee and four nights lodging. Scholarships are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one scholarship per member agency/organization. Scholarship recipients are required to take notes for at least one session of the 2017 conference AND complete one article in The Balance Wheel newsletter.
To apply for a scholarship you must be employed by an ACI member agency/organization or potential agency/organization.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACI_2017_Scholarship. The application period ends at 11 p.m. (PDT) on May 12. Applicants will be notified of their results by e-mail on May 19.