Program Partners


Landscape Conservation Initiative provides extensive experience in conservation education and provides administrative support to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program. LCI forges new solutions to environmental challenges through applied biological sciencecollaborative planning, and field-based educational experiences.


Conservation Science Partners delivers cutting-edge research and modeling capacity to scholars, brings a nationwide network of innovative conservation scientists, and exposures students to an entrepreneurial business model at the vanguard of the rapidly evolving conservation and land stewardship professional community.


Grand Canyon Trust has 30 years of experience in strategic conservation campaigning, policy analysis, and on-the-ground management of large landscapes. The organization also supports a thriving volunteer program and manages 850,000 acres of rangeland on the North Rim of Grand Canyon; the Kane and Two Mile Ranchers are a primary field site for the 1st Summer Immersion Program. The Trust regularly provides research and internship opportunities of Doris Duke scholars.


Northern Arizona University provides student housing, lab and classroom space, as well as multicultural and academic support services for students during the Summer Immersion Program. Doris Duke scholars receive 6 Environmental Science credits for their active participation in the 1st Summer Immersion Program (ENV299) and 2nd Summer Internship (ENV485).  These credits are provided by a generous tuition waiver from the university. 

Funding Sources 

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The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundationis to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.


Wilburforce Foundation is a private, philanthropic foundation that funds environmental conservation in the Western U.S. and Western Canada. Begun in 1991. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations with programs that advance our vision and focus on our funding areas.