Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @NAU

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.


Please check back in November 2017 for information about the next application period.


NAU's DDCSP scholars are blogging about their experiences over at L-C-IdeasTake a look!

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