Funding and Scholarships

IAN offers a variety of funding opportunities for members and students. Scroll through this page to learn more.

IAN Scholarships

IAN has established a scholarship program to help defer the costs of workshops and increase professional development. These scholarships are available to all current members whose attendance would otherwise be limited due to financial restrictions.

This scholarship is a reimbursement and applicants can be awarded up to $100. Recipients must turn in copies of receipts to show funds are applied toward registration, meals or lodging costs and not be applied toward payment of college credit or any travel expenses.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

  1. Applicants must be an IAN member.
  2. Student applicants must provide a signature endorsement from a university instructor or advisor.
  3. Applicants must state career goals.
  4. Selection of the recipients is based on the applicant's ability to explain the relevancy of the workshop to their career/professional goals.

Application deadlines are 40 days prior to the start of the scheduled workshop. The Scholarship Committee will make its decision and notify the applicants no later than 20 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Anyone interested in applying for a scholarship and meeting the above requirements should contact:

Jessica Steines
c/o Clinton County Conservation
PO Box 68
Grand Mound, IA 52751

  563-847-7202

The Joe Halbur Scholarship

The Joe Halbur Scholarship is awarded to students who plan to further their education in programs of environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation. This year IAN is offering a $500 scholarship. Application deadline is March 2nd of each calendar year. Announcement of the recipient will be made by April 2nd of that same year.

Inquiries and application materials may be obtained from:

Lora Kanning
Interpretive Naturalist
Cass County, IA
Cass County Conservation

  712-769-2372
  712-769-2392

Wilderness Trip Scholarships

The Wilderness Trips Scholarship Committee has $500 annually to assist Iowa Youth who plan to attend a wilderness trip led by an IAN Member.  Youth ages 14-18 are encouraged to apply for these scholarships that may range from $50-$500.  Scholarships will be paid directly to the agency offering the trips to be used as payment for the trip.

Questions may be addressed to:

Aaron Askelson
Benton County Conservation
5718 20th Avenue Dr.
Vinton, Iowa 52349

Email: aaskelson@bentoncountyparks.com
Office: 319-472-4942
Cell: 319-560-7017

Grants

For more information, contact the Executive committee: