Friends of Blackwater Scholarship
To promote the preservation, awareness, and appreciation of our environment, the Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Inc. offers scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in fish and wildlife management, environmental education and science, and related fields.
Three annual scholarships, one each of $3000, $2000, and $1000 may be awarded to qualified applicants to be paid directly to their chosen college. The scholarships are to be used for tuition, college fees, books, supplies, and equipment, if required of all other students in the registered courses.
Scholarships are available to students whose home residences are in Maryland and will be entering their junior or senior year or a graduate program at the end of their present college term. Students receiving full scholarships from another source or combination of sources are not eligible.
If you're a student who is interested in applying, please see the fact sheet and application available below:
And for additional information/questions, please email
2015 Environmental Sciences Academic Scholarship Winner
The Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge are pleased to announce Anna Windle of Elkton, Maryland as the winner of the Friends 2015 Environmental Sciences Academic Scholarship. Ms. Windle received $3,000 to further her studies at Washington College where she is entering her senior year working towards a degree in Environmental Science. She plans to continue her academic studies working towards a PhD in Marine Science and Policy. Having completed academic fieldwork in diverse marine regions from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Galapagos Islands, Anna looks forward to a career working to promote the health of marine environments.