The Peter Klingeman Scholarship Program was created to provide a unique opportunity for individuals from underrepresented communities to attend the River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium, which takes place at the beginning of February each year at Skamania Lodge, WA. Eligible professionals passionate about advancing their career in the field of river restoration and seeking the opportunity to learn from experts and network are encouraged to apply. The scholarship covers the full cost of registration, travel, accommodation, and meals for the duration of the symposium.
For the 2024 Symposium, up to 12 scholarships will be awarded. Preference will be given to first time Symposium attendees and individuals from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from low-income backgrounds.
To apply for the scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:
1. You must be employed by a tribe, conservation district, or non-profit. These may include:
- Native American Tribes or First Nations,
- Watershed councils/associations,
- Environmental education organizations,
- Regional fisheries enhancement groups,
- Salmon recovery regional organizations,
- Conservation districts, and/or
- Non-profit organizations related to rivers.
2. You must have a demonstrated interest and experience in the field of river restoration. This can be through your education, work, research, or personal projects.
3. You must submit a completed application form.
Each scholarship recipient will be awarded full registration (includes meals), lodging, and up to $500 reimbursement for travel. Awardees will be given a code for registration and must register for the Symposium by December 31.
|Stipend application period opens|
|Completed applications due by 11:59PM PST|
|12/2/23 to 12/15/23||Applications compiled by Coordinator, screened for eligibility, reviewed by Stipend Committee|
|12/16/2023||Stipend awardees notified by email. Stipend awardees will be provided with a registration code and must complete symposium registration *|
|Registration closes at 11:59PM PST for stipend recipients. If not registered, the stipend is forfeited.|
* failure to register by the specified date will result in cancellation of the award
Registration includes all conference materials and meals, as follows:
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments Tuesday-Thursday
- Dinner Tuesday and Wednesday
Lodging will be provided Tuesday through Thursday. If you wish to stay longer, lodging information for Skamania Lodge and other nearby locations can be found here.
Short courses (Monday) and the field trip (Friday) registration fees are not covered.
Recipients must register by 11:59pm on the day indicated under timelines or forfeit their stipend. If awarded, you will receive a code to register for the Symposium.
Individuals or their affiliated organizations are responsible for paying their own travel expenses and submitting them to RRNW for reimbursement.
Applications are reviewed by a Committee made up of members of the Board of Directors. Preference will be given to first time Symposium attendees and individuals from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from low-income backgrounds. Awardees will be notified by email and receive a registration code that will be active for two weeks. Awardees failing to register by December 31 forfeit their stipend. Forfeited stipends will be awarded to candidates on a standby list based on the review committee's composite score.