For students training in the field of
wildlife management.

We are proud to announce the 2019 Scholarship Winners.

The Janice and Paul Keesler Memorial Scholarship Committee is proud to announce winners of the 2019 scholarship awards. 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. This year the committee was able to award two scholarships to very deserving students.

 The first was awarded to Bradley Britt who is majoring in Wildlife Management at SUNY Cobleskill. “It is a great honor to receive this scholarship in memory of two highly respected New York Sportsmen,” he said. Bradley has decided on the field of fisheries and wildlife biology through his experiences over the past two summers volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lower Great Lakes and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in various facets.

The second scholarship was awarded to Griffin Williams who is majoring in Natural Resource Conservation Management at Paul Smith’s College. Griffin initially had an interest in environmental law enforcement but has also developed a passion and found a need for environmental law and policy.

 This scholarship was established as a living memorial for two people who loved New York State and the outdoors. 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.

 To date, the fund has had the honor of distributing more than $30,500 in grants to deserving Wildlife Management students.