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2015 Scholarship Opportunity

Juvenile Coho Salmon
Juvenile Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Photo by Brock Dolman

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

The scholarships, in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each, will be awarded to up to five (5) Sonoma County students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Resident of Sonoma County
  • Enrollment in, or plan to enroll in a course of study in the area of botany, zoology, environmental science, marine science, resource management, natural science, wildlife conservation, resource conservation/restoration, fisheries or other biology, or oceanography at a California college campus
  • Currently enrolled at a student level of high school senior (entering college in Fall 2015) through graduate school
Steelhead Fish
Juvenile Steelhead Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Photo by Brock Dolman

Application requirements:

  • Completed scholarship application for
  • School transcript for the past academic year
  • Two letters of recommendation

Completed application packet, including application form, transcript, and letters of recommendation, must be received in our office or postmarked by March 31, 2015, to be considered for the award.  Applications received or postmarked after March 31, 2015, will not be considered.

Please mail completed applications to:

Gold Ridge restoration
Gopher Snake
Pituophus melanoleucus
Photo by Brock Dolman

Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
ATTN: 2015 FWC Scholarship Coordinator
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop box available

Award notifications will be mailed out on May 1, 2015.

Download the application form (PDF; 78kB)

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