National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship

Scholarship Overview: Scholarship for high school senior, NWTF member who participates in hunting, supports the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Deadline Date: December 15, 2022
Scholarship Details:

  • Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College, Technical College, College or University).
  • Students must actively participate in hunting, support the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must upload copies of transcripts for review.
  • A copy of current hunting license is required.
  • Students must hold a current NWTF membership and upload a copy of their membership card. If you are not a current member of NWTF, visit or call (800) THE-NWTF to join.
  • Students must upload an essay (300 word limit) exhibiting dedication to conservation and preserving our hunting heritage. Essay must include:
    – why you will be a good investment if you are awarded this conservation scholarship
    – any experiences and background that demonstrate your dedication to conservation
    – the preservation of our hunting heritage why hunting is important to you and/or your family.
  • Students must upload two letters of recommendation (from teachers, counselors, community or clergy – do not include relatives)

Application Factors:

  • Students must be involved in school extra-curricular activities (i.e. FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc.).
  • Students must demonstrate leadership among his or her peers.
  • Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. 4-H, civic group or club, scouting, volunteer work).

Application Requirements: GPA, Essay, Letter of Recommendation(s)

Award Amount: $10,000


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Eligibility: No Citizenship Requirement
Profession/Major: Open to All
Grade Level: High School

Institution Type: 4-year college, 2-year college, Trade/Vocational/Certificate Programs