UF/IFAS Programs & Projects

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “How do I apply”

A:  Applications are now available. Applications must include the online application form, 2 letters of recommendation, and copies of your college and high school transcripts.

Q: “Who is eligible to apply?”

A: Students from all backgrounds who attend or are planning to attend a collaborating university (UF, UI, UA, CU, or NCSU) and have at least 2 years left before they graduate are eligible to apply. High school seniors are not eligible to apply and are encouraged to apply during their freshman year of college.

Q: “Can non-traditional students apply?”

A: Yes. If you are concerned about your eligibility please contact us to discuss your situation. The expectation is that students in our program will require at least two more years (4 semesters) to graduate, although exceptions may be made for qualified transfer students with only 3 semesters remaining.

Q: “Do I have to be enrolled in a conservation-related major?”

A: No, as long as you have an interest in nature and might consider a conservation-related career you are eligible for the Program.

Q: "What if my transcripts arrive before I've finished my application?"

A: "If your transcripts arrive before you finish your application we will keep them on file and add them to your application package. It is better to ask for letters of recommendation as soon as you know you will be applying to the program rather than waiting until after you've finished your application." 

Q: “Are there other DDCSP programs?”

A: Yes!  See here for more information about the other Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programs at Northern Arizona University , University of Washington, University of California Santa Cruz, and University of Michigan. An overview of all 5 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programs can be found here.

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