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Scholarship Program

waltWalt Nicoson Memorial
Annual Youth Scholarships

Who was Walt Nicoson

Walt was an avid hunter and wildlife lover. Walt donated his time and energy to the Arizona Elk Society. He was a Founding Life member and a Habitat Partner. He volunteered for all the AES events but helping the youth of Arizona experience the joy of hunting and the outdoors was Walt’s passion. Instilling respect, ethics and responsibility for wildlife and wildlife habitat was foremost to Walt. The AES feels that there is no better person to name our scholarship after than Walt Nicoson. We hope that Walt’s example of dedication and volunteerism to the AES and wildlife will be instilled in our scholarship recipients.


The Scholarship process

1.  Download the Scholarship Application Form
and complete it. (PDF/Word)

2.  Mail completed application along with
An essay, 3 letters of recommendation and other required materials. 
      Must be postmarked by January 21, 2014.

 Mail to:
Arizona Elk Society
Attn: Scholarship Committee
7558 W. Thunderbird Road, Ste. 1-465
Peoria, AZ 85381

 3.  Application materials will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
      The Finalists will be presented to the Arizona Elk Society Board and
all three recipients will be chosen from these finalists.

The AES scholarship recipient will be announced at the AES banquet on March 22, 2014

 For 2014, the Arizona Elk Society will award three scholarships in two categories:

1)  Graduating high school seniors continuing on to college
who exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors and
who participate in school-related responsibilities and activities 
      Two scholarships in the amount of $750 and $1000.

2)  Students currently enrolled in and attending college
who exhibit a commitment to wildlife and the outdoors
      One scholarship in the amount of $1000

Scholarship Materials for Download

A Letter to educators on the scholarships in 2014  (Download)

A brochure provides information on the 2014 scholarship details. (Download)

The application form for 2014 Scholarships (PDF/Word)

This Award is Listed on Scholarships.com