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  • Kenneth H. Husmann Memorial Scholarship

    Melanie Colón

    A department of biology, zoology or wildlife management at a South Dakota college or university may nominate one student for the Kenneth H. Husmann Memorial Scholarship. The South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union invites each department’s participation in nominating a candidate for the 2020-2021 Husmann Memorial Scholarship.

    During the academic year, the nominee must be a graduate student majoring in ornithology, ecology or wildlife management and must have a strong interest and ability in studying one or more of these natural science specialties.

    If nominees have similar academic and personal qualifications, an award will be influenced by the student’s commitment to and interest in ornithology and by South Dakota residency.

    The process of nomination:

    The department or appropriate departmental committee will select a worthy nominee. 

    The department will submit the nomination with the following supporting information: the nominee’s academic and personal worthiness, probable date for completion of the academic degree, permanent residence address, temporary school address and e-mail address. 

    The nominating letter should be signed by the department head and the nominee’s advisor. If the department head also is the nominee’s advisor, the second signature should be by another senior professor in the department. 

    The SDOU Scholarships and Awards Committee must receive the nomination by the deadline date listed above.

    The scholarship award is in the amount of $800.00. The check for the award will be mailed directly to the winning student at his or her college or university address by the beginning of the next academic year.

    Edited by Melanie Colón

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