The Bolle Center is committed to supporting education and research that enhances the well being of people, forests and other natural resources. To this end, it is actively involved in developing and offering fellowship programs that support graduate education and research.
Applications for the WYSS scholars program will be available from Julie Tompkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Wyss Scholars program has been offered at UM since 2005 administered through the EVST program and the Bolle Center for People and Forests in our college. 2012 marks the continuation of the grant for an additional 5 years. The program funds masters students in a variety of academic units at UMT seeking training and graduate degrees in conservation-related studies, and to support them further through funding internships and post-graduation employment with conservation organizations and agencies in the Rocky Mountain and Intermountain west. The program recently received funding for another 5 years. The program typically selects two scholars per year, though the new round of funding opens up the possibility for funding conservation-oriented graduate students in selected programs at UM besides EVST as well as from all degree programs offered through CFC. Applications are due in December and selection is made in early February. Interested applicants should check the Bolle Center web page for an application and specific dates in a given year.