DDCSP Collaborative (UF, UA, UI, CU, NCSU) Application, 2015 -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and approximately $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships. Students will also receive a $1000 housing stipend each summer. Scholars will participate in an intensive conservation skills and leadership program; work with agency, faculty and graduate student mentors on paid group research projects and internships; attend national meetings; and engage in mentoring and social networks.

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 3/1/2015

    Program Eligibility

    Students that are currently enrolled at or planning to attend any one of the five collaborating universities (University of Florida, University of Arizona, Cornell University, and University of Idaho, and North Carolina State University) and are planning to graduate in Spring of 2017 or later are eligible for the program*. Five students will be selected at each collaborating university per year. Participation in the 2015 class of scholars is contingent upon acceptance into a collaborating university for the Fall 2015 semester. *If you have questions about your eligibility please contact ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu.

    Application Deadline

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! THE NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 3/1/15.

    Application Instructions

    To apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at one of the 5 participating universities, you will need to complete the following three steps: 1) Fill out the electronic application form (this form). 2) Provide your college and high school transcripts. High school transcripts are optional but encouraged. Unofficial copies are fine, and they are much easier for you to obtain. You can scan your transcripts and send them as pdfs by email to ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu. 3) Have two people who can serve as references provide letters of recommendation. We suggest asking teachers, professors, or mentors. The online application form has five sections: 1) In the first section, you will provide basic information about yourself and your academic and work history. 2) In the second section, you will complete 2 long essay questions and 3 shorter essay questions that will help us get to know you better. 3) In the third section, we ask you to commit to the conditions of the award. 4) In the fourth section we ask you for contact information for your two references. 5) The fifth and final section is optional and asks for some information on your background that is for statistical purposes only. Your responses are entirely voluntary and this information will be separated from your application and will not be used to evaluate your application. The selection criteria are listed at the end of this application. If you are having trouble with any of the questions or application itself you can email or call the Program Director, Dr. Rena Borkhataria at ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu or 561-993-1599. If you want to save your application and return to it at a later time, be sure to write down and save the link to edit the form. If you are trying to skip a required question, simply write "NA" so that you can move through the form. Just remember to come back and replace those "NAs" with your real answers. You are welcome to ask about the status of your application at any point by sending an email to ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu.

    Editing your application- IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    You may edit this form at any time up to the application deadline. In order to save your work and come back to it, you must click "submit" at the bottom of the application. After you submit the form, you will receive a message on the screen with a link to "edit the form". SAVE THAT LINK BY RIGHT-CLICKING ON THE URL, COPYING IT, AND THEN PASTING THE URL INTO YOUR RECORDS SO THAT YOU CAN RETURN TO IT! You can use that URL at any time prior to the deadline to edit your application. You can also follow the link to "edit the form" and then bookmark that page. Please send an email to ddcsp@ifas.ufl.edu if you have questions during the application process or trouble returning to your application.