[LTER-students] Fwd: 2017 Doris Duke Scholars Program

Marty Downs downs at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Dec 7 10:43:12 PST 2016

Hi folks--

Here's a great opportunity for conservation-focused undergrads --
especially those from under-represented groups. Four-thousand dollar summer
stipends, professional development, and great networking/profesisnal growth
opportunities. Please spread the word to any who might be interested.


Marty Downs
Communications Lead
LTER Network Communications Office (LTER NCO)
LTER Science Update

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: 805-893-7549
Cell: 617-833-7930
downs at nceas.ucsb.edu

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erika Zavaleta <zavaleta at ucsc.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:55 PM
Subject: 2017 Doris Duke Scholars Program
To: Marty Downs <downs at nceas.ucsb.edu>
Cc: Erika Zavaleta <zavaleta at ucsc.edu>

Dear Marty,

I hope you’re doing well!

I am writing to announce that applications for the *Doris Duke Conservation
Scholars Program (**conservationscholars.ucsc.edu
<http://conservationscholars.ucsc.edu/> **) *at the University of
California Santa Cruz are open, and to ask for your help reaching
prospective Scholars.  Each winter we select 20 early-undergraduate
Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation
mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years.
Our goal is to *serve students from all backgrounds, including groups
traditionally underrepresented in conservation, who can contribute to
diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land,
wildlife and water*.  We admit college freshmen and sophomores, at a stage
when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they

 During the first year, Scholars participate on an eight-week, intensive
summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research
experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors. During
the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week conservation practice
internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations and
agencies.  Students are matched with mentors at home institutions and
interact with the Program staff during the school year, through ongoing
communications and a winter professional development retreat.  Scholars’
expenses are covered during their participation in the program, and they
receive a $4000 stipend each summer.  Scholars also become part of a
national, lifelong network of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars.

Please share the program information with faculty, freshmen and sophomores,
and others in your professional and community networks. Applications for
the 2017 class of Scholars are available on our website and due February
12, 2017.  For more information, questions, and application visit our
website at (http://conservationscholars.ucsc.edu/) or email me or our
program director, Dr. Justin Cummings, at jacummin at ucsc.edu.
Thank you.

Erika Zavaleta
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
zavaleta at ucsc.edu

“Darkness cannot drive out hate; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive
out hate; only love can do that.”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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