Wildlife Ecology Research is open to rising juniors and seniors and will include up to 9 select students for each session. Late applications may be accepted if space is available.
Application Due Dates Friday, March 4, 2016 by 5pm EST for regular admissions Friday, May 6, 2016 by 5pm EST for late admissions
Program Fees The program fee is $3,800 and includes room, board, tuition, lab and book fees. A $950 non-refundable deposit is required with confirmation of student participation to secure enrollment. The remainder of the tuition is due Friday, June 3, 2016.
Financial Aid No family should be discouraged from applying to Wildlife Ecology Research because of lack of funds. We welcome a broad cross section of students interested in ecological research and can offer over $14,000 in financial assistance to interested students. Tuition assistance for Wildlife Ecology Research is awarded via merit based scholarships and/or on the basis of financial need. Students requesting financial assistance are encouraged to apply by the early admissions due date to increase their chances of receiving the full amount of requested aid.
Waldron Scholarship- Established with the support of the William & Sybil Jay Waldron Endowment Fund, the Waldron Scholarship honors the memories of William and Sybil Jay Waldron who were big proponents of making the Huyck Preserve and its educational and recreational offerings available to the local community. This scholarship is open to bright and enthusiastic students residing in our local area and the New York Capital Region including Albany, Greene, Schoharie, Columbia, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. Families eligible for a Waldron Scholarship should be certain to indicate on their application their New York County of residence. Families are also encouraged to address their student’s academic and relevant science-based achievements in their personal statement on the financial aid form.
Jesse Van Antwerp Huyck Research Education Scholarship- The Jesse Van Antwerp Huyck Research Education Scholarship honors the memory of Jesse Van Antwerp Huyck who established the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station in memory of her husband Edmund Niles Huyck in 1931. Jesse Van Antwerp Huyck was instrumental in the establishment of the Huyck Preserve’s field station and personally supported biological field research at the Preserve. This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship open to students with outstanding academic standing, a demonstrated involvement in relevant science-based extracurricular activities (i.e. ecology or environmental science clubs or involvement in establishing recycling or community garden programs), and/or a dedication to pursuing field biology/ecology/environmental science as a career. Families applying for the Jesse Van Antwerp Huyck Research Education Scholarship are encouraged to address these items in their personal statement on the financial aid form.
Edward Raney Scholarship- The Edward Raney Scholarship honors Edward Raney, Ph.D., one of the Huyck Preserve’s original Senior Research Fellows and world-renowned ichthyologists. As a lifelong student of fishes, he insisted that all his students obtain thorough indoctrination to field techniques. This scholarship is awarded to exceptional students interested in field biology and is a need-based scholarship. Such need can be a result of a variety of reasons including extenuating circumstances such as divorce or separation arrangements, dependencies, illness, special housing problems, tuition costs for schooling, etc. Families are encouraged to address in addition to any extenuating circumstances, their student’s academic and career goals in their personal statement on the financial aid form.
Cancellation Policy If you withdraw from the program the following refund rates apply: Withdrawal prior to Friday, June 17, 2016: 100% refund (minus program deposit of $950) After Friday, June 17, 2016: 50% refund (minus program deposit of $950)
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