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Category: Native Bird Habitat
The Frances M. Peacock Scholarship
for Native Bird Habitat
FOR COLLEGE SENIORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
Purpose: The Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat provides financial aid to study areas in the United States that provide seasonal habitat for threatened or endangered native birds and to tend useful information for land-management decisions.
History: Established in 1994 the estate of Frances M. Peacock of Barrington, Illinois, former GCA Director and member of the Garden Club of Barrington.
Provisions: Provides financial aid to at least one scholar for $4500 annually. In special instances because of two unusually fine candidates or two candidates working on one project, the award may be divided between two candidates.
Eligibility: Open to college seniors and graduate students only (second-semester juniors may apply for their senior year).
To Apply: See About the Peacock Scholarship and How to Apply. Application deadline is January 15 preceding the proposed period of study. Awardees will be notified no later than March 31. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.
Selection: Selection is made by a team of reviewers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which also administers the scholarship. The selection is reviewed and approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.
Fund: The Frances M. Peacock Fund is managed by the GCA.