The Janice & Paul Keesler Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications from qualified students who wish to receive scholarship assistance.
As a living memorial for two people who loved New York State and the outdoors, this fund assists students that wish to train in the field of wildlife management. Janice and Paul were avid sports persons who wrote and lectured about the outdoors and founded and published the nationally recognized and respected New York Sportsman Magazine.
A great loss to all those who appreciate the wonder of nature, Janice passed away suddenly in 1988 and Paul in 2005 after a protracted battle with cancer. They are greatly missed.
This annual scholarship award is available to any New York State resident who has been accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning and is, or will be, working toward obtaining a degree in some facet of wildlife management. The twenty-fourth series of the Janice & Paul Keesler Scholarship Award will be distributed in the fall of 2019. To date, the fund has had the honor of distributing more than $29,500 in grants to deserving Wildlife Management students.
An application may be obtained by going to wwwhttp://www.keeslerscholarshipfund.org.keeslerscholarshipfund.org and the application can be printed from the website. The completed application form must be returned to the committee no later than September 1, 2019.
Mail to: Janice & Paul Keesler Scholarship Fund
c/o Bridget Keesler
PO Box 485
Newport, NY 13416
Individuals or clubs wishing to make a contribution to the fund, may do so by sending a check or money order payable to: Janice & Paul Keesler Scholarship Fund. Mail to the above address.
With the sincere gratitude of the Scholarship Committee, we thank you! This year and continuing on an annual basis, a wonderful couple who cared deeply about New York State’s outdoor sports will be remembered in a meaningful way, thanks to the generous contributions of the outdoor sports women and men of New York State.