Humke Student Scholarship

 Applications for 2019 are now closed.

John W. Humke was a past President of the Natural Areas Association and the first state and regional director for The Nature Conservancy. In his honor, the Natural Areas Association established the John W. Humke Student Scholarship program in 2015.

Student scholarships include Natural Areas Conference registration (includes Student-Mentor Networking lunch, NAA membership lunch and Awards Dinner) and may include additional assistance to help offset travel to the conference. Any other expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

Who Is Eligible?

Full-time students attending accredited institutions and majoring in an applicable field such as natural resource management, biology, ecology, conservation, or related subjects are eligible to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those who present a paper or poster at the conference.


Abstract submission is separate from the scholarship application. Please visit our Call for Proposals page to submit an abstract for the conference, and indicate that you are a student and that you would like to participate in the student competition.

All scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer at the conference. Student scholarship recipients will be contacted to discuss volunteer assignments.

We also expect you to make an effort to obtain funding from your institution or a related organization to help support your attendance at the conference. We will ask you about these efforts as part of the application process.

How to Apply 

Please include all of the following, with your name on each page:

  1. Online application form

  2. Proof of full-time student status (ID card or class registration receipt)

  3. A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or academic mentor

  4. Any special needs

 Please contact Terri Hogan with any questions.


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.