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“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) scholarships application deadline


March 31 DDWS scholarships application deadline


Application deadline for 13 separate scholarships from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS),  amounting to more than $12,000 total,  is March 31, 2016. High school seniors or college students in or from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties intending to pursue degrees in environmental-related studies may apply.


The scholarships will be awarded at a special ceremony at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island in June 2016.


Interested students can find more information and printable application forms at

This year’s scholarship sponsors include:

·  Richard Bailey Scholarship (two scholarships)

·  Mike and Terry Baldwin Scholarship

·  Dr. Andrew and Laura Dahlem  Scholarship

·  Dr. H. Randall Deming Scholarship for Conservation and Environmental Studies

·  Leslie and Hans Fleischner Scholarship  

·  Francine Litofsky Memorial Scholarship

·  Tarpon Bay Explorers Scholarship for Environmental Studies (five scholarships) – now in its 11th consecutive year

·  Jane  Werner Environmental Scholarship - the first permanently endowed scholarship received at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, now in its fifth year



It is still possible to honor friends and family members with a conservation scholarship in their name. To learn more, please contact Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566 or


As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds.


To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566 or  




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