The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state and federal agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its objectives are to cultivate friendly relations and mutual understanding among officials engaged in natural resources conservation and to coordinate the programs they administer. SEAFWA also promotes public understanding and appreciation of the importance of conserving natural resources and encourages the management of fish and wildlife resources.

The Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation (MINRC) subcommittee is actively seeking minority students to participate in the 75th Annual Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Conference on October 17-20, 2021. During the SEAFWA Conference, MINRC will conduct student workshops that will provide valuable career development information. Students will participate in discussions and gain information on selected topics relevant to seeking employment in the natural resource field. A keynote speaker will motivate the students to continue their quest to reach their goals. There will also be opportunities for students to speak with professionals regarding employment prospects. For more information on the conference, go to

Conference Registration fees will be awarded to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the conservation profession.
Completed application and all materials are due (TBD), and must be submitted electronically to

Applicant Criteria:

• At the time of application, must be a current college student, or graduated within the previous 12 months, or currently enrolled in a post-graduate program from one of the following southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
• Must have access to a computer with internet to join the conference.
• Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher.
• Must be pursuing a degree in a natural resources field.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.

Download the Application by clicking here.

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