There are several parts to the application:
1Information about you: Please include contact information, description of your recent jobs, activities, awards, information about your recommender(s), and your answers to three essay questions. Required questions are marked with an asterisk (*). We will also ask you for optional demographic information about yourself. Your choice to not provide us with this information will not influence your likelihood of being selected to participate in the program.
2Transcripts: Unofficial copies of transcripts are fine, and they are typically easier for you to obtain. Please submit all of your college transcripts, even if you have earned credit at more than one institution.Please email transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3A letter of recommendation: You’ll need at least one (1) recommendation letter. An example email request for a letter of recommendation has been provided below. Please complete the information on the application about who is providing your letter. We suggest that you contact — in person or by email — someone you have worked closely with who is familiar with some of the experiences that you have described in your essays. Ideally, your recommender is a current or former coach, employer, professor, supervisor, or other academic or professional mentor willing to provide you with a detailed letter. Letters from family and relatives will not be accepted.
Please share information about the program with your recommender (such as the website and your essays), and ask your recommender to describe how he or she knows you, how long (s)he has known you, your suitability for this program, and your potential to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation. Letters of recommendation should include the recommender’s name, title, address, and email, and should be emailed by the recommender(s) directly to Dr. Justin Cummings at email@example.com.