Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer five $1500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students who have shown an educational and career commitment to the study of the environment and who show a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation.  Calaveras Big Trees Association is one of the few Cooperating Associations that offers environmentally related scholarships.

The opportunity for CBTA to offer scholarships started with the creation of the Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship by the family of Emily Hewitt.  The Hewitt family wanted to honor Emily and a student who shared her love of nature.  CBTA now offers the Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarship and three CBTA Scholarships.

This year we are pleased to announced the winners of these five scholarships:

The Emily M. Hewitt Scholarship is awarded to Alexandra Cooper who Graduate student majoring in Biology at San Francisco State University.

The Stephen K. Stocking Scholarship is awarded to Holly Gamblin who is a majoring in Wildlife Conservation at Humboldt State University.

CBTA Scholarship #1 is awarded to Claire Bortot who is a Senior at Humboldt State University majoring in Wildlife Management and Conservation.

CBTA Scholarship #2 is awarded to Nicole Young who is working on her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco.

CBTA Scholarship #3 is awarded to Erika Delemarre who is working on her Master’s Degree in Marine Biodiveristy and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Congratulations to all.

Scholarships are offered every year.  The deadline for application submission is April 15 of each year.

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