Doug Kerr Memorial Scholarship Fund

On April 5th, 2003 New York Bowhunters, Inc. lost charter member Doug Kerr to a premature death. A short time later, the Board of Directors made the decision to rename our scholarship fund in his honor. The New York Bowhunters, Inc. Doug Kerr Memorial Scholarship Fund was developed to give financial aide to students enrolled in studies related to environmental and wildlife conservation.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a member or have a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing with New York Bowhunters, Inc. The applicants must be in their senior year of high school when the application is submitted. The applicant must be in a position to accept the scholarship in the school year the award is presented. This means that the applicant must have a letter of acceptance to an accredited school by the first semester of the same year the application was submitted. The $250.00 scholarship will not be awarded until the first semester has been successfully completed. All applications must be received by March 1st of each calendar year. If there are no high school senior applicants, other qualified applicants may be considered. The same requirements will apply. Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in all high schools, colleges or universities attended. The scholarship money must be used towards the education of the selected individual in the field of environmental conservation or fish and wildlife management or an approved related field of study.

An essay of 250 to 400 words must be submitted with the application. The essay is designed to determine if the applicant has given serious thought about a career in the conservation field and whether New York Bowhunters, Inc. has influenced the career choice through NYB’s programs or activities. The NYB Scholarship Fund Committee members will review the applications. The recommendations will be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval.

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