Edward Abbey was a friend to many and an inspiration to all associated with Round River. Ed’s family has graciously agreed that we may use his name in this manner.
We are committed to involving dedicated and qualified students in our conservation projects and we will work with you to help facilitate your application and financial needs. Financial assistance to qualified students from Round River is available from the Edward Abbey Scholarship Fund. Grants from this fund range from $500 to $5,000.
If financial assistance is needed in order to participate, we encourage you to contact us, as soon as possible, to discuss your financial needs and to request a financial aid application. Federal student support funds, including Stafford Loans, can also be applied and many universities and colleges are increasingly allowing the use of their own institutional financial aid for off-campus studies. If you encounter difficulty in arranging financial aid, please ask your school’s financial aid officer to call us.
Edward Abbey Scholarship Application
Students must submit an application for the Edward Abbey Scholarship within 3 weeks of paying their deposit to be considered.
No applications will be reviewed after the following dates:
Spring programs: November 31st
Summer programs: May 15th
Fall programs: July 31st
Scholarship applications will not be considered unless a student has applied for a Round River program and has all application materials in. Special arrangements may be made for extended scholarship application deadlines, only if a student has contacted Round River well in advance of the deadline.
Any good poet, in our age at least, must begin with the scientific view of the world; and any scientist worth listening to must be something of a poet, must possess the ability to communicate to the rest of us his sense of love and wonder at what his work discovers.
– Edward Abbey