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.

Scholarships cover the registration fee and four nights’ lodging – a value of over $1,000. They are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to first-time attendees and limited to one per member agency/organization.

Successful applicants are required to prepare an article for ACI’s newsletter, The Balance Wheel. The article can be either a summary of a conference session or a short writeup of a successful program your agency has implemented. Failure to fulfill 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 for scholarships for the 2023 conference is now CLOSED.  Applicants will be notified of their status by email by May 11.

If you have questions regarding the travel scholarship contact Joanne Martonik, 703-778-5153, or email

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