This merit scholarship, in the amount of $3,500, is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship to assist his or her studies, and after graduation seek employment in the tri-state region in either the public or private sector furthering the cause of environmental protection and riparian habitat conservation for the benefit of all.
This scholarship is available to students enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the award year (2012-2013 academic year), in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree (junior standing or higher as of fall 2012) or graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities. The scholarship is also available to community college students in their second year who have been accepted into a four-year accredited member institution of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities and will be enrolled as a junior or senior in the award year (as of fall 2102). The eligible applicant’s major shall be in an area of environmental studies such as but not limited to ecology, hydrology, conservation biology, natural resource management, zoology or environmental law and policy. Based on a 4.0 scale, the applicant shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens only.