Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @NAU

The application to be part of the next cohort of Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at Northern Arizona University is now open!  Applications will be accepted until February 9, 2018.  Navigate to the Eligibility Page if you have any questions about whether you qualify.

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Visit our Prospective Scholars Facebook Page to listen to the same ~5 minute audio project as below which features DDCSP@NAU alumni discussing what they gained from the program as well as their messages to future scholars.  Posting in the group may also allow you to connect with a current scholar or alumni of the program if you'd like to get a student perspective.


Watch Video: DDCStoryCorps Video and Slideshow 1

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Program Overview

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, hosted by Northern Arizona University's Landscape Conservation Initiative in collaboration with Conservation Science Partners and The Grand Canyon Trust and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, serves to ensure that the conservation field is holistic, relevant, and just by providing a transformative educational and research experience for students typically underrepresented in the conservation workforce. We aim to honor multiple voices and perspectives to broaden the conservation field's culture and to ultimately expand how conservation is practiced.  

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at NAU will leave the two-year program with: 

  1. Broad knowledge of conservation science, management, policy, and advocacy;
  2. Social-emotional and non-cognitive skills that contribute to achievement;
  3. Technical, analytical, leadership, and professional skills refined in the workplace;
  4. Experience with outdoor recreation and a deep appreciation for nature;
  5. A supportive, multi-generational network of mentors, colleagues, and peers; and
  6. Skills in communication, advocacy, public outreach, and citizen engagement.

There are several other Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programs at other universities and you can find more information about the other programs here.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

"The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties."