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.
There are 15 scholarships available for the 2018 conference in Springfield, Mo., July 20 – Aug. 2; five of those are reserved for first-time attendees. The scholarship covers the registration fee and four nights’ lodging – roughly a $700 value.
Scholarships will be awarded based on three criteria:
- Date application is received.
- The answer to question 12 (Why are you applying).
- Whether applicant has attended in the past.
Scholarship recipients are required to take notes for at least one session of the 2018 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.
Applicants must be employed by an ACI member agency/organization or potential agency/organization. Limit one scholarship per member agency/organization.
The application period is now open and will close at 5 p.m. (PDT) on May 25. Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail by June 1.
Click on the following link to begin the application process: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M29VNJ3.