QDMA Offers Student Scholarships to Attend Deer Steward Courses
The QDMA will be giving scholarships to attend a Deer Steward course in 2016 to deserving high school or college students. The QDMA will present at least one student with a scholarship to attend one Deer Steward Certification Course free-of-charge. Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will award deserving high school or college students with scholarships to attend a Deer Steward course in 2016.
Applications will be accepted from high school juniors and seniors or college students who are interested in a career in wildlife management. For each of the in-person Deer Steward Certification Courses offered this year, QDMA will present at least one student with a scholarship to attend free-of-charge.
QDMA's individual Certification Program includes three levels of potential achievement: Deer Steward I, II, and III. Level I provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the Four Cornerstones of QDM: herd management, habitat management, hunter management, and herd monitoring. Level II focuses on the application of these principles through hands-on field experience. Level III must be earned through an individual's long-term service to QDMA and/or the white-tailed deer. Courses must be taken in succession.
2016 Dates and Locations
Level I Courses:
- May 20-23 - Moravia, Iowa, with field trip to Bill Winke's Midwest Whitetail property
- September 8-12 - Cayamant, Quebec at Eastern Canadian Outfitters
Level II Courses:
- June 10-13 - Bradley, South Carolina, at Cedar Ridge Plantation
- July 8-11 - New Windsor, Illinois, at Anseeuw Farms
Course details along with scholarship applications are can be found by clicking here.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.
Interested students can contact Matt Ross, QDMA Certification Programs Manager, by e-mail or by calling (518) 391-8414 with questions.
Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call 800-209-3337 or visit QDMA.com. QDMA can also be found on: