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Graduate Scholarship Program

Investing in the Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow

Zoo New England is committed to equality and diversity in everything we do. As part of this commitment, we've partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help provide graduate scholarships to the conservation leaders of tomorrow from low-income countries.

Too often brilliant young conservationists find their career paths blocked by a lack of opportunity to continue their education and collaborate with colleagues from around the world.

The WCN Graduate Scholarship Program provides support that enables these future leaders to receive training at the best universities in the world to complete their Masters or PhD studies. This means that conservation leadership can be driven at the national level.

In 2022 the WCN Graduate Scholarship Program provided 30 scholarships to young conservation leaders from such countries as Uganda, Rwanda, Malaysia, Brazil, Pakistan, Peru, Mongolia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These brilliant young conservationists will be advancing their careers at top-flight universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Florida, UMass, UC Santa Cruz, Colorado State, and Berkeley.

The program also has a wildlife veterinarian graduate scholarship program, and it recently opened a new graduate scholarship opportunity to young Tribal conservationists from indigenous US Native American communities.

These opportunities for advancement will empower these young conservationists to become international leaders in the effort to save gorillas, elephants, sea turtles, endangered dolphins, tigers, and snow leopards, just to name a few of the highly threatened species that these conservationists have dedicated their lives to protect.

Learn more about these extraordinary young conservation leaders.