SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

SEAZSC Announces Scholarships

The Southeastern Arizona Sportsmen’s Club announced that the success from recent Big Buck Contest annual fundraisers, which are strongly supported by local business sponsors, will allow for continuation of the scholarship program for 2016-2017. Last year the SEAZSC granted $4,500 in scholarship funds to 9 deserving local students. The goal of the Sportsmen’s Club is to promote continuing education for local students in Southeastern Arizona pursuing college degrees primarily in outdoor related fields. Scholarships will be awarded in two categories: to the most qualified “graduating senior” applicants from any of our local high schools; and to the most qualified “continuing college level studies” applicants beyond their freshman year in an outdoor related field.

Students wishing to apply for these scholarships should visit their high school counselors for applications and more information. Interested students should be a graduating senior from one of the local high schools or a returning college level student. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA (B-) or above to maintain eligibility. Applicants must submit a 500 word or less essay using the following topic.

Studies suggest that our attitudes towards the environment and the conservation of it are based upon the value we assign to nature and, in some cases, the species inhabiting it. What attitudes towards the environment do you feel should become more prevalent and have more value, in order to foster the conservation of wildlife and their environment?"

Additional scholarship information can also be found on the this website, the club Facebook page, or by contacting a SEAZSC Scholarship Committee member. The deadline to qualify for either of the two types of scholarships is April 12, 2017.

The Southeastern Arizona Sportsmen’s Club organization was created in 2003 and currently has a membership of approximately 200 family members. The focus of SEAZSC is to improve wildlife habitat, and promote outdoor educational programs for our youth and families. The organization helps to enrich our youth’s lives by teaching life skills, citizenship, and preserving our wildlife heritage.

Application deadline April 12th, 2017.

Guidelines for Scholarship Awards

Goal: Promote continuing education for local students in Southeastern Arizona pursuing college degrees primarily in outdoor related fields.

Provide scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 each for students that meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduating senior of Safford, Thatcher, Ft. Thomas, Pima, Duncan, Willcox, or Morenci high schools (or other local schools).
  2. Applicants most desirable are those students pursuing bachelor's of science/arts degrees in outdoor related fields.
  3. Alternate consideration will be given to students in other disciplines depending on applicant interest (intent of working ).
  4. Applicant must graduate with a G.P.A. of 3.000 (B-) or higher and maintain a GPA of 3.000 (B-) or higher to maintain eligibility.
  5. Scholarships will be awarded after confirmation of enrollment has been received and verified. A transcript and proof of registration needs to be submitted to the SEAZSC Scholarship Committee for verification.
  6. Scholarship applications will be collected through the respective high school counseling departments. The top 5 applications from each school will be forwarded to the SEAZSC Scholarship Committee by April 13th of the application year for consideration.
  7. Awards will be made at the sole discretion of the SEAZSC Scholarship Committee, dependent upon available funds and suitable candidate applications.
  8. All applicants must submit a digital or print photo of themselves along with their application. A digital photo may be sent to seazscnews@gmail.com.

Other

Past recipients of scholarship awards may apply for allocated scholarship funds associated with the SEAZSC Scholarship Fund provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must have a student account in good standing and continue to have a desire to pursue a minimum Associates Degree.
  2. Applicant must have a G.P.A of 3.000 (B-) or higher to be eligible.
  3. Applications should be sent directly to the SEAZSC Scholarship Committee and must be received prior to April 12th of the application year for consideration. Applications should be sent to:

SEAZSC Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 399

Thatcher, AZ 85552

Awards will be made at the sole discretion of the SEAZSC Scholarship Committee utilizing the following criteria:
  • Applicants have an immediate family member currently in the club (SEAZSC)
  • Already an established college student or high school student taking college classes.
  • Past participation in SEAZSC club events or other conservation projects
  • Submitting the top essay which is aligned with the essay topic selected for 2017 of: Studies suggest that our attitudes towards the environment and the conservation of it are based upon the value we assign to nature and, in some cases, the species inhabiting it. What attitudes towards the environment do you feel should become more prevalent and have more value, in order to foster the conservation of wildlife and their environment?