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MCOA Memorial Scholarship

The MCOA Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of all Michigan Conservation Officers who have lost their lives in the course of their duties to protect and preserve the natural resources of this great state.


This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today; and reflect the interest and involvement of the members of the MCOA.  Applications for this scholarship will be judged at the MCOA Board Meetings held during the month of August.  At least one (1) $500.00 scholarship will be awarded.  It is the intent of the MCOA to award additional scholarships when possible.



  1. The applicant must be sponsored by a full time Michigan Conservation Officer or retired full time Michigan Conservation Officer who is a member of the MCOA and is active and current with their dues.  Conservation Officers may only sponsor one applicant per year.

  2. The applicant must be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

  3. All applications must be sent to the MCOA Memorial Scholarship Chairperson and postmarked no later than April 30th of the current year.

  4. Winner(s) will be announced at the MCOA Board Meeting in August.  Awards will be presented as soon as possible thereafter.

  5. A check will be made out to the winner(s).  A certificate will also be presented to the winner(s).

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