The John W. Prather Scholarship supports graduate student research in conservation biology. The amount of the scholarship varies from $700 to $1000. Application is open to all graduate students in good standing at Northern Arizona University who are engaged in research related to the conservation of biological diversity. Selection of the awardee will be based on the quality of the application materials and the student’s potential impact in the field of conservation biology.
To apply, assemble the following materials into a single PDF and submit by email. Application Deadline: All materials must be received by the first Friday in March (an earlier deadline than other programs).
- A one page letter of application, explaining the relevance of the proposed graduate research to conservation biology
- A three-page synopsis of your graduate research proposal
- A brief statement from your faculty advisor describing your research and potential for leadership in the field of Conservation Biology.
John Prather, 1969-2006, was an ecologist with great intellect and love for nature. His research focused on the ecology, behavior, and distribution of terrestrial vertebrates, with an emphasis on birds. John was also a thoughtful and passionate participant in grassroots democracy and was an eloquent spokesman on issues related to human rights, peace, and justice.