California Waterfowl offers a number of scholarships that assist schools in paying for our field trips, offer up to $2,000 to college students studying a biological field, or help pay the costs of attending our summer camps.

K-12 field trip scholarships for transportation to field trips

Funding may be available for program transportation if your school is unable to cover these costs. Please fill out a scholarship application if interested in this opportunity.  Scholarship selection is based on need, school funding status, and demographics. Click here for Scholarship Application. Funding provided by Sacramento County, Friends of Stone Lakes, and California Waterfowl.

How the scholarship works: If your group’s application is accepted, the scholarship works as a reimbursement. Once your transportation is booked, you will submit a receipt and a W-9 for your school to us so that we can then cut a check.  The scholarship can cover up to $400 off of your transportation fees for the field trip.


Please email Education Coordinator Molly Maupin if you have questions on this.

Email, fax or mail your application ALONG WITH A W-9 to Education Coordinator Molly Maupin.

Email to:

Fax to: 916-307-5808

Mail to:

Attn: Molly Maupin
1346 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
Roseville CA 95678

College scholarships

The Dennis Raveling Scholarship for Waterfowl Research is awarded annually to a student(s) with a desire to pursue a career in waterfowl or wetlands ecology. Awards are based on the candidate’s resolve, high academic achievement and project merit. Candidates must be pursuing an advanced university degree in: Wildlife, Zoology, Botany, Ecology or other pertinent biological science. Applicants should submit a ONE page proposal summary description on an original research or management project. Applicants should be prepared to submit a detailed project proposal if requested. The Scholarship is intended to provide field experience and training in the tools, methods, and concepts of waterfowl and wetlands research and management  A committee composed of previous students and professional colleagues of Dennis Raveling will select the winning candidates. There will be two awards given this year.

  • 1st Place will be $2,000
  • 2nd Place will be $1,000

Applicants should submit a resume and a brief (one page) study proposal or statement explaining the course of study for which they need support. This material must be accompanied by a letter from a faculty member indicating willingness to sponsor the candidate and detailing any requirements (e.g. provision for a final report or thesis) for receiving university credit.  Names and phone numbers of two references are also required (include at least one University instructor and/or previous employment supervisor).

Application deadline: October 31, 2018.

Complete package should include:

  • One page, single-spaced Proposal Summary
  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Letter of Support from faculty member
  • Names and phone numbers of two references
  • All entries should be single sided with no staples PLEASE!

Mail to:
California Waterfowl Association
1346 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
Roseville CA 95678

Attn: Nicole Chavez


Summer Camp Scholarships

Need help paying for our summer camps? CWA offers three levels of scholarships that can knock off up to $400 of the Level 1-3  Camp Sprig registration fee. The scholarship is based on household income and attendees simply need to indicate which level they qualify for when registering for the camp. After the camp, CWA will send an affidavit for the household to sign verifying their income.

Learn more

May not use scholarship discount with any current camp promo  codes or discounts. 

Scholarship 1 – $550 registration fee ($150 off)-Use promo code scholarship1 at check-out

  • Family household income between $65,000 and $85,000.

Scholarship 2 – $400 registration fee ($300 off)-Use promo code scholarship2 at check-out

  • Family household income between $45,000 and $65,000.

Scholarship 3 – $300 registration fee ($400 off)-Use promo code scholarship3 at check-out

  • Family household income less than $45,000.

Female veteran fly fishing clinic scholarship

New for 2020, a generous grant sponsored by the Stop Drop and Push Campaign will send three female veterans to our Spring Fly Fishing Clinic for FREE! The Stop, Drop & Push Campaign is a featured program of a the USA Homeownership Foundation, Inc., DBA Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), a 501c3 non-profit led by vets for vets to empower homeownership among the active-military veteran communities.

California Waterfowl’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is happy to help support the organization’s mission “to create awareness of the 22 veteran lives lost each day due to suicide, educate the public about veteran reintegration issues and empower our heroes to seek treatment, rediscover purpose and lead productive lives.”

If you are, or know a female veteran who would benefit from this opportunity, urge her to apply today.

To apply for a scholarship: Click here.

Application deadline: March 15, 2020

Send Scholarship Questions to:

Our fly fishing clinic event page: Click here.

Thank you VAREP for this opportunity to support local heros!