U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s Women’s Policies Committee has established the Women’s Wildlife Management/Conservation Scholarship, which is administered by The NRA Foundation!
This scholarship, made possible through donations from the women of the NRA, is a renewable, one-year $5,000 scholarship available to college juniors and seniors majoring in wildlife management or conservation.
The 2018 recipient of the scholarship, Emily Tripp, is entering her senior year at Maine’s Unity College. Emily recently checked in with NRA to explain how receiving the scholarship made not only a positive impact on her education and professional ambitions, but helped her give back to her community and environment by promoting conservation efforts, educating the public and outreach to youth about wildlife and outdoor opportunities.
I wanted to give you an update about how much has happened since I was awarded the NRA Women's Wildlife Management and Conservation Scholarship. My summer is ending shortly and I will be headed back to Unity College the end of August, [where] I will be going into my senior year. I have worked as a Deputy Game Warden for the Maine Warden Service this summer in Southern Maine. My district has been Sebago Lake, the second biggest lake in the state of Maine. I'm the only Deputy assigned to the lake. I patrol in a 22-foot Boston Whaler with a 250 [horsepower] Yamaha. The lake can get quite dangerous and reach nearly 400 [feet] deep.
So far I have caught people for fishing without a fishing license, criminal trespass, [watercraft] operating at greater than headway speed, and many other safety regulation [violations]. I also have helped educate the public and kids about boating safety and responsible wildlife management. I have been able to