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Patty Manning Memorial Scholarship
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$500 (US dollars)

Application Period: August 1-October 1

The Patty Manning Memorial Scholarship is given though NWRA by members Dianne Barr, DVM, and Denise Barr in loving memory of a devoted rehabilitator and kind friend. One scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to an individual to improve their skills and knowledge by attending the NWRA Symposium. Preference is given to a person working to rehabilitate and release mammals, and/or reptiles, and/or amphibians.

Completely fill out the application form (in English please) and include two 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 presented at the Symposium. A symposium attendance scholarship recipient is expected to attend at least three (3) full days of the symposium. NWRA reserves the right to withhold scholarship fund disbursement if attendance requirement is not fulfilled.

Scholarship recipients are asked to write a paragraph or two for the NWRA newsletter summarizing their symposium experiences due to receiving the scholarship.

A list of Scholarship winners can be found here.

Click here to download the 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.