Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited (DU) will award college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of DU. The scholarship program is open to all students; however, it is targeted to volunteers who have shown an exceptional level of commitment to wetlands conservation through participation in their high school club or chapter. In addition, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA. 

Each year, DU will award 61 one time scholarships to eligible applicants at the following levels:

  • 50 Varsity Scholarships at $500 each
  • 10 Conservation Scholarships at $1,000 each
  • 1 National Scholarship of $10,000

The online application process for the 2020 program will begin October 15, 2019, and end on March 1, 2020. Applicants will provide their high school transcript, DU member/volunteer history, a list of any service or academic awards received and up to three letters of recommendation highlighting their DU involvement and commitment to conservation. In addition, each applicant will write an essay of up to 500 words describing how his or her outdoor experiences have contributed to their understanding of the importance of wetlands and wetlands conservation, and the ways in which he or she have acted and/or intend to act on this knowledge.   

Apply online at https://www.ducks.org/du-scholarship-application