Education Programs

The mission of the SCI Foundation is to fund and direct worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education.  This article will be dedicated to the latter, education programs.Safari Club Logo

Perhaps our most visible education program is run at our world class facility located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS). This program is aimed at educating our educators.  Much of the information taken away from the AWLS program can be incorporated in parts of teacher’s curriculums thus impacting their entire class with hopes of passing on the ideals of a hunter-conservationist to the next generation.  The Flint Regional Chapter has been one of the top chapters in sponsoring educators for this program.  We continue to look for good candidates who are educators to apply for this scholarship and are accepting applications until the end of May for the 2015 classes. 

The Foundation also sponsors college scholarships which are available to students seeking degrees in wildlife management, natural resources or related fields of study.  These include first a four year scholarship aimed at high school students entering a post-secondary program. The second is directed at University or College juniors and seniors majoring in natural resources or related fields of study at a school of their choice.  Applications for the coming academic year are due by April 15.  Please direct any eligible candidates that you know to the foundation website:

Separate from the SCI Foundation there are additional programs available that are more local to Michigan. The SCI Michigan Involvement Committee offers grants to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in wildlife and related fields at Michigan-based institutions of higher education. Many of these scholarships are given to Michigan State Students. Application deadline is June 15 and questions should be sent to Paul Royce, SCI-Lakeshore Chapter, 9881 84th Avenue, Allendale, Michigan 49401. E-mail

The Flint Regional Chapter offers the Jim George General Scholarship and Jim George Membership Scholarship.  These are available to students seeking an associates or undergraduate degree and from the Flint area.  Applications are due by April 30.  Application information can be found here. 

If you have any questions about any of the above program, please contact:

Matt Bluntzer, (734) 416-3350 Ext. 316

Neal Porter, (248) 343-3648

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