Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships

$1,000Award Amount
5Number of Awards
1/31/2023Submission Deadline

This Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships program is created to provide financial aid to students in any of the five areas of natural resource management. The Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust (CFMCT) sponsors this scholarship.

The CFMCT is a foundation created by the Conservation Federation of Missouri. They are concerned with college scholarships, grants, information dissemination, youth mentoring, and other natural resource-related programs.

The scholarship awards are worth $1,000 to each of the five specialties in natural resource management, including fishery, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation, and soil and water conservation. Students residing in Missouri are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, work experience, and proof of enrollment.

Key Information of Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Conservation
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife Science

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships Timeline

November 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on November 1.

January 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on January 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Missouri
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Short Answers
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships


Keep your grades up

You'll need to provide an official copy of your current school transcript to indicate your academic performance. You can make a request for your transcript from your school. Keep your grades up as they indicate how serious and committed you are to the field of study.


Explain how you'll use the scholarship

This is where you need to emphasize your need for financial aid and how this scholarship will help you pursue your academic dream. You can list other scholarships you're currently receiving. Also, you must provide a complete picture of your character, ambitions, and abilities. Explain your pursuit of your study of choice. Stay focused and get a second or third eye review from your mentor or instructor.


Provide your current résumé

You'll need to attach a résumé to your application to let the committee in on your background and professional experience. Include details about student society memberships as well as leadership positions held.


Complete your application form

You'll have to either fill out the form online or download a PDF application and input specific details. The details include your name, contact details, and academic details. All details provided must be accurate and most importantly, your financial information.

How the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships is Judged

Assessment is based on financial need, residency status, academic program, and study location.

Why We Love the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships


The scholarship supports those who require aid

This scholarship supports natural resource management students who need assistance to complete their academic fees, allowing access to higher education and career development for future unprivileged generations.


The award helps uplift the state

Through scholarships like this, residents of Missouri can be equipped with the skills required to utilize and protect the state's natural resources.


Supports the five specialties of the profession

The Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship supports all five areas of natural resource management equally. This emphasizes the relevance of each specialty in the profession.

5 Facts About Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships


For Missouri residents only

Applicants must be Missouri residents or enrolled in Missouri universities or colleges.


Source of funding

The scholarship is regularly sponsored through donations from the Foundation by Ed Stegner of Pilot Grove, Missouri, the person of honor.


Applicants can apply online or via mail

There are two ways you can apply for the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships. This first is online via the sponsor's portal; the other is via mail at the address provided on the sponsor's website.


You can only apply for one specialty

Applicants can only choose one specialty when applying for the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship. Multiple applications might lead to disqualification.


About Ed Stegner

Ed Stegner was known for his role in passing the 1/8th of 1% conservation sales tax to fund the Conservation Department's Design for Conservation program.

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