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Eric Orendorff Memorial Scholarship
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$70 Certificate

Application Period: August 1-October 1

The Eric Orendorff Memorial Scholarship is given to individuals to purchase educational materials, such as books, manuals, and other publications related to their wildlife activities. Certificates are redeemable through NWRA. These scholarships are given through NWRA by Bea and Gary Orendorff in loving memory of their son Eric.

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 applicant with each letter. Preference is given to beginning rehabilitators.

Application deadline is October 1 and scholarships are announced at the Symposium banquet; recipients need not be present.

A list of previous scholarship recipients may be found here.

Application Forms

Click here to download the Eric Orendorff Memorial Scholarship Application form as a Word Document that can be submitted by email or by regular mail.

The Online form for the Eric Orendorff Memorial Scholarship Application is available below.


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If not uploading, please mail to: NWRA; Attn: Scholarships; 2625 Clearwater Road, Suite 110; St. Cloud, MN 56301; United States or 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 as it is 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.