Thanks to the generous help of our supporters, we are pleased to offer two scholarship options to attend NMEBC 2021. You can contribute to this effort by becoming a “Title Supporter” or through an individual contribution.
The General Scholarship Fund and the Judith F. Taggart Founder’s Award
Apply for one or both.
General Scholarship Fund
Established many years ago by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Conservation Fund, our Supporters join them each year to continue this important effort.
Full and partial scholarships are available with priority given to state and tribal entities, but also open to nonprofits and academia who are unable to cover their costs of participation. The Fund typically provides for the registration fee. If looking for additional assistance, please be specific with your needs.
Scholarship applications will be asked to provide the following: name and title & organization, address and phone number; your objective(s) for attending the conference; and specific funding needs. Scholarships will be considered as they are received.
Judith F. Taggart Founder’s Award
A full scholarship award that covers travel, lodging and registration to NMEBC.
The Judith F. Taggart Founder’s Scholarship Award was created in honor of the founder of the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference and in recognition of Judy’s contributions to the conservation of our natural resources over many years of service in the environmental community.
Judy believed in the importance of a balanced approach to education and outreach, and in convening diverse stakeholders to connect and learn from each other. In addition to NMEBC, Judy was an primary editor of NEPA, created the first outreach materials on nonpoint source for EPA, helped establish the first watershed conference, American Wetlands Month and Audubon’s America, as well as the North American Lake Management Society. She also created the popular EnviroScape® models in use throughout the U.S. and abroad. She was a journalist, college English teacher, entrepreneur and successful business owner.
The JFT Founder’s Award will be provided to a recipient that demonstrates the ability to collaborate with business, government, NGOs and academia in natural resources to promote environmental conservation and restoration. Recipient is not limited to a specific professional role and could be involved in journalism, communications, science, education and outreach, regulatory, etc., and should demonstrate their contribution to the overall field of the mitigation, conservation and restoration of wetland, streams, water or habitat.