The Conservation Research Bridge Program is tuition-based, and the Amphibian Foundation actively seeks out grants and awards which can be then used to support scholarships for Bridge Program students. We are happy to discuss with you which scholarships can be applied to your application, and how much of your tuition can be offset by scholarships.

Students in our unique Bridge (Gap Year) program will gain hands-on scientific experience and career development skills by doing conservation in the lab and field with passionate conservation biologists. We design each student’s curriculum together and combine peer mentoring, guided research, field work, creative expression, formal classes, and outreach to craft a custom experience with broad exposure to the diversity of conservation skills and experiences.

Available scholarships are listed below, with application links.

Southern Conservation Partners Conservation Career Development Scholarship

Southern Conservation Partners Conservation Career Development Scholarship

The Amphibian Foundation is delighted to announce a $1,250 scholarship for our Conservation Research Bridge Program.

: Conservation Research Assistant (full or part time)

We are delighted to announce a tuition scholarship for our Conservation Research Bridge Program. We have two of these scholarships available through an award provided by Southern Conservation Partners. The $1,250 scholarships are for students accepted into our Bridge Program. Students would be enrolled at least part-time for conservation research studies.

The goal of the scholarship is to train a Bridge Program student in conservation techniques and offer career development opportunities in a structured and mentored environment. Students will be participating in hands-on research and conservation programs at the Amphibian Foundation, and mentored in designing their own experiments and research.

Students may also be eligible for other scholarships as well including the Women in Biology Diversity and Inclusion scholarship and the Amphibian Foundation’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion scholarship. Special arrangements can be made for the number of hours per week (minimum 20h/week) and the duration of the program (minimum February-July, 2022). Housing is not included so living arrangements must be made by the student, though we are here to assist.

There are two of these scholarships available on a first come, first served basis, so apply today to get your application started!

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Up to $6000 tuition scholarships available to support qualified applicants for at least one semester.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles of the Southeast United States who identifies as a member of a historically underrepresented group in conservation, with a focus on women and racial minorities. Eligible, admitted, and deposited students will be awarded scholarships on a first come, first served basis. Various JEDI awards have been funded funded through several sources including a Women in Biology (diversity and inclusion grant), Upwell Coffee, AfroHerper, and our amazing sponsors who have 'adopted wild turtles' in support of our long-term urban ecology research project. Limited JEDI Scholarships are also available for programs such as the Master Herpetologist Program, Junior Master Herpetologist, and most of our online programs.