Canton Audubon Society Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

The Canton Audubon Society is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving college students, junior level and above, including graduate level. Students must reside in OR attend college in one of the following counties in Ohio: Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Medina, Muskingham, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas or Wayne. For specific guidelines, forms and submission criteria, please click on the related PDF links below (Guidelines, Application, and Recommendation Form) to review and/or download further information.

As of September 2012, the Canton Audubon Scholarship has been changed to the Arnold W. Fritz Scholarship.  This name change is to honor the memory of Arnold Fritz, who passed away on August 14th, 2011.  Arnold was not only our organization’s founding president (1962-64), but also the founding president of The Wilderness Center in Wilmot. He retired as a biology teacher from Malone University in Canton (1961-1998).

Scholarship Guidelines

Purpose of the scholarship:

To encourage college students, through financial support, to study environmental science, conservation, natural history and nature related subjects, including environmental law.

Basis for Awarding Scholarship:

  1. The selection committee will base its decision for granting the scholarship on a combination of the following:
  2. A completed application form
  3. A typed essay of 250 words or less telling us about yourself and how you expect to make a difference in the environment.
  4. Grade point average (2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale)
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Previous experiences showing dedication to caring for the environment.

Application:

  1. All information on the application shall be neatly typed in size 12 font or larger or neatly printed in blue or black ink. An application deemed difficult to read will likely be discarded.
  2. The applicant shall reside in or attend college in Carroll, Coshocton, Stark, Tuscarawas, or Wayne County or any county contiguous to these counties.
  3. Applicant must be entering the fall term as Junior level or above at an accredited college or university at the time of the award.
  4. Applicant must be a full time student according to the institutions criteria.
  5. Applicant may be majoring in any discipline that will relate to our purpose.
  6. Only one member of a family will be considered in any one year.
  7. There will be no age limit.
  8. Completed application, references, essay and transcript must be postmarked by March 1st.
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