NMEBC is offering three scholarship categories of which applicants are available to apply for one or all if they meet the criteria.

Thanks to the generous help of our Supporters, we are pleased to offer scholarships to attend NMEBC 2022. Contribute to this effort by becoming a “Title Supporter” or as a Scholarship Sponsor under Marketing Opportunities.

Scholarships can be for In-Person or Remote Participation.
Early Consideration Deadline is January 15, 2022.
Final Deadline for Applications is March 15, 2022

The NMEBC Scholarship Fund

The Fund helps those who are unable to cover some or all costs of participation at NMEBC, and typically provides for the registration fee but also considers additional needs based on level of funding available.

Established many years ago by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Scholarship Fund is supported by individual Sponsors along with a contributed portion from all Title Supporters to help support full and partial scholarships to NMEBC.

Priority is given to tribal nations, state and local governments, but is also open to academia and nonprofits – to those who are seeking to learn more about Mitigation and Conservation Banking, In Lieu of Fee programs, and other approaches to the mitigation and conservation of wetlands and streams, species, and related environmental markets.

NMEBC and the funders of this Scholarship Fund understand the important of bringing in diverse perspectives to the dialogue and education that NMEBC provides, and in assisting those new to environmental banking and markets in establishing their own programs to better their community and environment.

The Fund helps those who are unable to cover some or all costs of participation at NMEBC, and typically provides for the registration fee but also considers additional needs based on level of funding available.

Thanks to EPA, our Title Supporters and to Individual Sponsors listed below for your support of scholarships! SUPPORT the Scholarship Fund and be listed here. Sign up Today!


Judith F. Taggart Founder’s Awards

Both awards provide for travel and registration. Created in honor of the founder of NMEBC, Judith Ferrell Taggart (1931-2015), the JFT Award(s) is provided each year in recognition of Judy’s contributions to the conservation and restoration of our natural resources.

JFT Founder’s

Awarded to someone who demonstrate a vision for conservation and restoration of natural resources through collaboration among diverse stakeholders, the importance of government and business working together for the good of the environment and economy, and the value of balance in education and outreach.

JFT Founder’s

Awarded to a student or young professional studying or working on ecological and climate solutions in economically disadvantaged communities.

Judy led with a balanced approach to education and outreach, convened diverse stakeholders to connect and learn from each other, brought business and government together for the sustained good of the environment and economy .

Judy mentored students and young professionals across geographic and cultural boundaries to be the best at their chosen career.

Judy was an editor and writer, a journalist, college English teacher, entrepreneur and successful business owner. in addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. A primary editor of NEPA, Judy also created the first outreach materials on nonpoint source for EPA, helped establish the first watershed conference, American Wetlands Month and Audubon’s America, the North American Lake Management Society and the Terrene Institute, and served as a delegate to the RAMSAR convention among other accomplishments, including the creation of the popular EnviroScape® models throughout the U.S. and abroad.



SUPPORT the JFT Awards and your logo will be placed here with your website link. Sign up Today!

NMEBC 2022

May 2–6, 2022
Boise, Idaho


Mar 15Advance Registration
Mar 15Final Scholarships
Mar 31Hotel Reservation