Geoffrey Schneider
Travel Scholarship

Geoffrey Schneider

Geoffrey Schneider

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. Geoff 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.

Geoff 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 program is to enable more individuals to attend ACI conferences.

The application period for scholarships has CLOSED. 

There will be a maximum of 15 scholarships available for the 2022 conference in Nashville, July 24-27. The scholarship covers the registration fee and four nights’ lodging – a value of over $1,000.

Scholarships will be awarded based on three criteria:

  1. Date application is received.
  2. The answer the last question  (Why are you applying?).
  3. Whether applicant has attended in the past.

Preference will be given to first-time ACI attendees and agencies new to ACI. Limit one scholarship per member agency/organization.

Scholarship recipients are required to take notes for at least one session of the 2022 conference and complete one article for The Balance Wheel newsletter, OR complete one article for The Balance Wheel newsletter on the topic of your choice. Failure to complete this obligation will disqualify you from future scholarships.

Applicants must be employed by an ACI member agency/organization or potential agency/organization. 

The application period has CLOSED. Applications submitted after April 28 will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their results by e-mail by May 9.

If you have questions regarding the travel scholarship contact Sara DiRienzo, 307-777-4540 or email

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