Teton Regional Land Trust created a scholarship in honor of Michael B. Whitfield who helped found the organization in 1990 and served as its executive director for 18 years. Whitfield’s passion for and commitment to land conservation in eastern Idaho has been instrumental in the preservation of key landscapes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The scholarship award is for $1,000 to be used toward advanced education.
Eligible students must live in the Teton Regional Land Trust service area in the counties of Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, or in Alta, Wyoming. Applicants must show an intention to pursue a major course of study in college or vocational school in the environmental sciences, biology, ecology, environmental planning or policy, agriculture, or a related field. Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 6th, 2018. The scholarship guidelines and application can be picked up in area high school counselor’s offices or downloaded here from our website.