|NWRA Cage Building Scholarship|
Up to $2,000 (US dollars)
Application Period: August 1-October 1
The NWRA Cage Building Scholarship is established through the generous contribution of a member donor for a 2012 award, and may be continued into future years through the generosity of a variety of donors, including any NWRA members who wish to contribute. The amount available in any one year depends on the amount of funding received from donors. The specific amount is decided in advance so it can be announced during the summer prior to application for and the scholarship being awarded.
This scholarship benefits NWRA members and licensed/permitted rehabilitators through an opportunity to receive a cash scholarship for building, repairing, or renovating caging used exclusively for the rehabilitation of wildlife. NWRA matches an amount to be raised by the applicant; in other words, NWRA may fund up to one-half the projected cost of a project, but not more than the donated amount NWRA has available in that particular year and not over the $2,000 NWRA scholarship total.
NWRA’s goal is to help rehabilitators meet wildlife housing requirements as published in the Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation. In many cases it also helps meet the requirements for state, federal, and provincial rehabilitation permit renewal. Preference is given to NWRA members and to home-based licensed/permitted rehabilitators.
The application process is announced during the summer and applications must be postmarked by October 1. The scholarship winner is notified no later than January 1. During the following NWRA symposium, the scholarship winner is announced and funds are awarded; recipient need not be present.
The scholarship recipient must submit a report to NWRA by December 1 of the year funds are received showing how the money was used in accordance with the business plan accompanying the application, and must include pictures of completed cage or repairs together with receipts for materials, labor (if applicable), and all other expenses paid from scholarship funds. If the project is not completed by December 1 of the year in which funds are awarded, all funds must be returned to NWRA no later than December 1.
A list of previous scholarship recipients may be found here.
Click here to download the NWRA Cage Building Scholarship Application form as a fillable Word Document that can be submitted by email or by regular mail.
The online application is below. Please note: There is a large number of required materials that will need to be uploaded. If you will not be uploading these documents please mail to:
2625 Clearwater Rd. Suite #110
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Or email scanned documents to: