Brody Vorderstrasse, senior fisheries and wildlife major, has been selected to receive a $4,000 Shikar Safari Club Scholarship from the Texas Game Warden Association. The scholarship recognizes high-achieving students currently involved in the studies of wildlife management, range management and law enforcement.
Vorderstrasse, of Glenvil, is focusing his studies on wildlife ecology and management, with an emphasis on conservation and wildlife species hunters pursue every year.
“I applied for this scholarship because it is given by an organization that supports hunting and conservation and one that truly understands what it means to be a hunter,” Vorderstrasse said. “Hunting and conservation is a very big part of my life, so having the opportunity to earn a scholarship from an organization that does so much for hunters and wildlife means a lot.”
The scholarship is given to students studying wildlife ecology or range management who have a pro-hunting point-of-view.
“Having the pro-hunting view that I do played a major role in choosing the career path that I did,” Vorderstrasse said. “I see firsthand how hunting can be used as a major conservation tool and how it can be used as a tool to promote conservation.”
The Shikar Safari Club Scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients must be active hunters with a minimum 3.0 GPA and good leadership abilities.
Vorderstrasse will put the scholarship toward his tuition and textbooks fees.
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