The Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program (SCLP) is in the process of recruiting students for Rally 2020. Applications are due May 1 (although I may extend that deadline given the current situation).
As you know, the 2019 pilot program (https://www.landtrustalliance.org/blog/scholars-conservation-leadership-program) brought together 10 undergraduate college students from across the country for a one-day professional development experience in conjunction with Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference, held in Raleigh, NC, October 17-19, 2019. Students heard from leaders in conservation and natural resource management and gained exposure and skills in support of their career development. After the seminar, the students, under the guidance of the program leaders and a mentor from the land trust community, attended the conference where they had the opportunity to participate in numerous educational trainings and workshops and connect with young professionals and conservation practitioners from across the nation. Out of the initial cohort, one student was selected to participate in a paid year-long Fellowship with a land trust to gain on-the-job experience at a critical time in their academic and early career.
The 2020 program will bring together 10 undergraduate college students from across the country for a one-day professional development experience in conjunction with Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference (Rally), being held in Portland, OR, October 8-10, 2020. After the seminar, the students will attend the conference where they will have the opportunity to participate in numerous educational trainings and workshops and connect with professionals from across the nation. Additionally, each scholar will be partnered with a mentor during the conference. The scholars will be honored at the conference and one of the scholarship recipients will also be awarded a one year fellowship to intern with a land trust.