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Scholarships

The Sonoma County Fish & Wildlife Commission scholarship is designed to provide tangible encouragement and public recognition for academic achievement or community service to a student with a course of study in the field of natural resource management environmental restoration and/or preservation.

The awards are in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each. Up to five scholarships may be awarded annually.

The criteria to be used in the selection of the recipient of this award are:

  • Residence in Sonoma County
  • Enrollment in a course of study in the area of wildlife conservation, resource conservation/restoration, fisheries or other biology or oceanography at a California campus
  • Student level: High School senior entering college in Fall 2014, up through graduate school
Juvenile Coho SalmonJuvenile Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch from Dutch Bill Creek that is now being raised at the Warm Springs Dam hatchery as part of the CA Department of Fish and Game's Coho Salmon Captive Brood Stock Program.
photo by Brock Dolman
Steelhead Fish Juvenile Steelhead Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss from Dutch Bill Creek
photo by Brock Dolman
Gold Ridge restoration
Gopher Snake
Pituophus melanoleucus
photo by Brock Dolman

Applicant must complete and provide the following:

  • Scholarship application form (answer in space provided only)
  • School transcript for the past year
  • Two letters of recommendation

Timing and where to send:

Scholarships are mailed out early December
Deadline for submission is March 31st

Application form should be mailed to the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioners Office

Download the application form (PDF; 78kB)

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