Grants & Internships

Project Grants

Every year, the IWWA Board of Directors utilizes the funds generated from the previous year’s conference auction and raffle to support worthy waterfowl projects.

Grants up to $3,000 will be considered annually at the Board of Directors meeting and should be submitted by August 15. Successful applicants are required to provide an annual report to the Conservation/Grants Committee Chair Person on their project at its conclusion. The report will be published in the IWWA / Sylvan Heights newsletter.

Applications should be type-written and limited to six pages. If additional materials are essential to the full understanding of the project, they may be attached. All applications are to be submitted to:

Arnold Schouten
Chair, Conservation/Grants Committee
367 Walkabout Way
Port Angeles, WA 98363

or by email: arndeb@olypen.com


Internship Grants

Lis Glassco Hudson was the ultimate mentor for many of today’s most successful zoo professionals and aviculturists. When Lis passed away her family and many friends decided to establish this fund to help carry on her efforts at bringing young people into aviculture.

The fund continues to receive contributions and as the amount increases it is hoped that it can be converted into an endowment and work exclusively from the interest generated. The IWWA Conservation Grants Committee administers the program.

Applications for the Internship program are reviewed upon receipt and successful candidates receive a period of training under an experienced IWWA member deemed an appropriate mentor by the Committee. The Internship award covers a percentage of the cost of air fares or other expenses needed to help make it possible for the intern to take advantage of the opportunity.

Download Application Form