The Webster Groves Nature Study Society is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Mickey Scudder Scholarship in Field Biology, an annual award to support the field work of a graduate student in natural history. Eligible graduate students are those registered for advanced degrees (M.S., M.A. or Ph.D.) at universities of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. These institutions include: St. Louis University, The University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, The University of Missouri at St. Louis and Washington University.
Mickey Scudder is well remembered for her infectious enthusiasm towards field work, particularly with wild birds. Consequently, graduate students planning field work in such areas as ornithology, systematics of plants or animals, entomology, forestry, ecology, behavior, population genetics, etc. or those desiring to attend a field station to take formal course work in such areas are invited to apply for the competitive scholarship.
The amount to be awarded will be up to $1,000 to a single student. The award period will be June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The award will be made to the applicant’s institution which is expected to establish and monitor a fund as appropriate to curate the stipend. The funds may carry over beyond the year of award if such is to the benefit of the awardee’s research. The Scudder Scholarship will not pay overhead to any institution.