Scholarship

Scholarship

Who Can Apply : Any FCRV Member or their dependent* children planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply for an FCRV Scholarship. An applicant must be a member for at least one year before application.

* Dependent children of members: Applicants applying under their parent/guardian’s membership must be a dependent thereof for the year of the Scholarship award, meaning they are eligible as an income tax deduction.

Applications for 2021 will be sent out starting December, 2020 through April 1, 2021.  All completed applications must be returned to Scholarship America by April 15th of the year of the award.

How to Apply : Requests for an FCRV application MUST be made to the FCRV National Scholarship Directors. This can be done in two ways but email is the preferred method.

  1. Mail your application request to:

Carl & Lynda Wood
137 Harley Road,
Harley, Ontario, Canada
N0E 1E0

Donations and memorials should be sent to:

Jan Cushing, Comptroller
2102 88th St.
Kenosha, WI 53143

  1. E-mail your application request to
    fcrvscholarship2014@gmail.comwith Subject FCRV Scholarship

Requests MUST include the FCRV membership number, the postal mailing address and most importantly, an email address at which the applicant can be contacted. All applications are sent electronically.

Stipend: Annual Scholarships are awarded carrying a stipend ranging from $500 to $2000. Part-time students will receive one-half of the granted amount. Scholarships are for one year. Recipients have the opportunity to reapply for a scholarship each year they meet the eligibility requirements.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients: Applicants are scored and ranked by Scholarship America, who then recommends these scores and ranking to the FCRV Scholarship Board who then confirms the ranking and the award. The Board of Directors presents the awards at or after the annual AGM held at that years’ Campvention.

Eligibility Requirements :

  1. Parents or guardians must be member of FCRV for one year or longer.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate course of study in an accredited two to four year college or university. Part-time students must carry a minimum of six credits and full-time a minimum  of twelve.
  3. Applicants currently enrolled in college are given equal consideration with incoming freshman students.

Scholarship Considerations :

  1. High school graduates should be in the upper 40% of their class.
  2. College students should have a cumulative B average (2.7 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale)
  3. General considerations are taken for maturity, leadership, related activities, and goals of the candidate as related to the objectives of FCRV.
  4. Special consideration will be given to applicants majoring in fields related to conservation, ecology or outdoor activities, although all other fields are considered.

Eligibility Requirements :

  1. Parents or guardians must be member of FCRV for one year or longer.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate course of study in an accredited two to four year college or university. Part-time students must carry a minimum of six credits and full-time a minimum  of twelve.
  3. Applicants currently enrolled in college are given equal consideration with incoming freshman students.

Scholarship Considerations :

  1. High school graduates should be in the upper 40% of their class.
  2. College students should have a cumulative B average (2.7 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale)
  3. General considerations are taken for maturity, leadership, related activities and goals of the candidate as related to the objectives of FCRV.
  4. Special consideration will be given to applicants majoring in fields related to conservation, ecology or outdoor activities, although all other fields are considered.

NCHA (FCRV) NATIONAL HANK NATHAN SCHOLARSHIP REPORT 2020

Carl and Lynda Wood, Directors

July , 2020

The 2019/20 Scholarship year has been significantly affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Because of the closure of all education centers. This presented a challenge for candidates to access required documentation. We reached out to all applicants to ensure that they could complete their applications within the defined timeline of April 15. We along with Scholarship America considered extending the application deadline. After reaching out to all of the candidates it was decided not to extend the April 15 deadline.

In addition to the concerns over access to documentation, Scholarship America like most of North America went on work from home duty. The ramifications of this was to difficulty in processing data, and in maintaining traditional stages in coming forth with a list of recommendations for the Scholarship Board to consider.

As of this week, we are very close to notifying the successful candidates of their awards.

In 2020, the NCHA (FCRV) Hank Nathan Scholarship Inc. will award 9 scholarships, the amount of the awards will total $12,000.00. We responded to 12 requests for applications, receiving 11 at the Scholarship America office. The nine recommendations were reviewed and approved by the FCRV Scholarship Board.

The value of the Scholarship fund as of June 30 was $242,186.72.  We use 6% of the value for scholarships giving us $14,000.00 to draw from.

 

This year we do not have a recipient of the Schu Memorial Scholarship, in conservation, ecology or outdoor activities.

We have 9 Scholarship recipients:

  • Benjamin Moats of Ames, Iowa will be attending University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. He will be studying Mathematics.
  • Hannah Robb of Louisville KY will be attending Bellarmine  University. She will be studying Business Administration
  • Tara Mueller of Exeter NE will be attending Wayne State University. She will be studying Elementary Education.
  • Kiley Johnson of Omaha NE will be attending University of  Nebraska: Lincoln. She will be studying Elementary Ed.
  • Kerri McHale of Carthage NY will be attending Carthage  College. She will be studying Secondary Education
  • Breanna Kendle of Erie CO will be attending University of  Phoenix: Phoenix-Hohokam. She will be studying English
  • Tyler Mathews of Papillion NE will be attending Friends  University. He will be studying Zoo Science.
  • Gary Couch of Massillon OH will be attending Kent State  University: Stark. He will be studying Music Tech.
  • Nathan Conway of Thornton CO will be attending South  Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He will be studying Electrical Engineering.

The Scholarship Board wishes to thank the staff at Scholarship America for their continued support of our program. We specifically wish to thank Staci Anderson our contact with Scholarship America for her dedication and support.

 

 

FCRV Hank Nathan Scholarship Donations

 July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Date            From                                  Memo                                    Amount        

08-06-19   Southeast Region                                                              $68.00

08/13/19  JeAnne Selby Memory of Glenda Sellers                      $25.00

09/23/19  Kristine M In memory of Glenda Sellers                     $125.00    

03/12/19  FCRV   In memory of Sonya Smye                                  $200.00

04/07/20  Member Donation                                                            $10.00

04/14/20  JeAnne Selby                                                                     $25.00                           

                 

Our thanks and best wishes to all nine recipients of this year’s scholarships. We wish all of them continued success as they work toward a carrier in their chosen fields. We also want to show our appreciation to all members who contributed as part of the $453 raised in donations this past year. A well deserved thank you to Jan Cushing for all her work keeping our books in order.

In closing let me leave you with this thought. The Scholarship Board helps many young people to follow their dreams. We thank Jack Smye and George Walters for their years of dedication and service in helping to fulfill those dreams!