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Rachel Fischoff Educational Scholarship
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$650 Certificate

Application Period: August 1-October 1

The Rachel Fischoff Educational Scholarship is a $650 credit certificate redeemable through NWRA to pay for any combination of NWRA educational publications, including shipping; NWRA symposium fees, including registration, field trips and/or workshops; and NWRA membership dues (for up to two years). This certificate is given through NWRA by Rachel Fischoff, a life member of NWRA.

The certificate may be awarded to an individual wildlife rehabilitator or a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization located in any part of the world. Certificate must be redeemed by December 15 of the year in which it is awarded. Any remaining unused value expires on the December 15 date.

Completely fill out the application form (in English please), and include two (2) signed letters of recommendation. If sending signed recommendation letters separately, please include the name of the scholarship applicant with each letter.

The application deadline is October 1 and the recipient is notified by January 1. The award is announced at the Symposium. Scholarship recipients are asked to write a paragraph or two for the NWRA newsletter summarizing their experiences due to receiving the scholarship.

A list of previous scholarship recipients may be found here

Application Forms

Click here to download the Rachel Fischoff Educational Scholarship Application form as a fillable Word Document that can be submitted by email or by regular mail.

To apply online, please use this form:

If not uploading letters with this form, please mail to:
Attn: Scholarships
2625 Clearwater Road, Suite 110
St. Cloud, MN 56301; United States
email scanned letter(s) to

The information contained within this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that misrepresentation or fraudulent information may be grounds for loss of scholarship funds. I understand that, in accepting a scholarship from the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, I give permission to announce my receipt of a scholarship to the scholarship donors and to the NWRA board of directors and members. I further give permission to list my name as a scholarship recipient in the NWRA newsletter, the NWRA annual report, and on the NWRA website(s). All personal information related to financial need or status is not shared and is kept confidential. I understand that I may be asked to write a letter of thanks to a scholarship donor and/or to NWRA and that the letter to NWRA may be published in part or in its entirety in NWRA materials. I understand that I am requested to write a paragraph or two summarizing how this scholarship has affected my rehabilitation, and that it may be published in part or in its entirety in NWRA materials.