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Our Conservation Ambassadors receive:

  • Certificate designating them as a Conservation Ambassador.
  • Letters of recommendation  for college applications and job opportunities.
  • Certification of community service work.

PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:

  • Receive 3 college credits from Cedar Crest College.
  • Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year.
  • Compete for college scholarships.
  • Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs.
  • Join an Academy Alumni Network of wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions by Nominators

What is the cost of tuition for the Wildlife Leadership Academy?

Tuition Cost is $600 which includes housing and meals. Scholarship support is available at 25% ($150), 50% ($300), 75% ($450), and 100% ($600) levels, based upon available funds. Applicants will receive a scholarship application during the application process. Students are also encouraged to connect with their communities to find tuition support.

When will my nominee hear from the Academy?

Invitation to apply packets will be mailed the first week of January to students who are nominated prior to this date. Students nominated after January 1st will be mailed a packet within two weeks of receiving their nomination.

Is this an overnight camp?

Yes, the field school is 5 days/4 nights. However, the Wildlife Leadership Academy is not just a one week program, accepted students are mentored to engage in conservation focused community outreach after the field school. In addition, we aim to support the success of our alumni from high school to college to career.

More Questions?

Please reach out to our Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement, Katie Cassidy, directly and she will be happy to answer any questions you might have! You can reach her at 570-939-5109 or kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org.