IWLA accepts applications for 2023 scholarship

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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The Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is accepting applications for its 2023 annual scholarship program. 

The local chapter is providing one $1,000 scholarship in 2023 to help college students majoring in conservation or environmental related fields of study.

The chapter encourages all eligible individuals who have been accepted into or are currently attending an accredited college, university or technical school to apply.  Appropriate curricula for applicants must stress subjects related to conservation and the environment.

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Applications, instructions and award criteria are available on the chapter’s website at sniwla.org/sniwla/scholarships/and application deadline is April 1.

The chapter’s scholarship fund was established by William E. Ashley from a donation of Cornelia Spivey in loving memory of her husband Vernon Spivey, a long time supporter of IWLA ideals and its objectives. 

The chapter’s mandate is to award at least a single $500 scholarship annually, in perpetuity. However, through fundraising efforts and from various donations, the board of directors is able to offer larger and/or more numerous scholarships at their discretion. The decision on how many awards to offer, along with the dollar amounts, is made at the board’s meeting each January.