Scholarships/Certificates

Scholarships Are Available!

The 2014-2015 academic year marks the first year of this program.  A limited number of scholarships are available to certificate students.  Scholarship funds can be applied to course fees, travel, food and lodging for one training course of their choice.

Interested applicants should complete the online application for the relevant course, and indicate interest in the certificate program.   To learn more about the program and apply for courses and scholarships, click here.

Certificates

In addition to individual courses, the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers both Graduate and Professional Certificates. We presently offer a Graduate Certificate in Applied Conservation Science (details coming soon) and a Professional Certificate in Conservation Practice. New certificates are presently under development—check back at this page for more updates!

Professional Certificate in Conservation Practice

This non-credit certificate is designed for conservation researchers, managers, and practitioners in government, non-governmental organizations and research institutions worldwide who seek to gain enhanced knowledge and skills to help meet today’s biodiversity conservation needs. The certificate trains participants in essential skills in conservation research and practice, while guiding their development of a crucial understanding of the principles and philosophies underlying effective conservation and biodiversity programs. Click HERE to learn more.