The Les Whitt Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Friends of the Alexandria Zoo with support from Jack Hanna, and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG). The award may be applied towards any of the general zookeeper professional training courses.
The Les Whitt Memorial Award was created to honor the memory of Robert Leslie “Les” Whitt,
former director of the Alexandria Zoological Park in Alexandria,
Louisiana. Employees or associates of Latin American zoological
institutions or related facilities may apply.
Visit the ZCOG website and download the 2015 scholarship application from a link near the bottom of the page. Full submission information is included in the application. Only one scholarship application may be submitted per individual per year.
Please note: If you do not receive the
award and plan to take the course anyway, the scholarship application
does not represent a reserved space in an AZA course. To secure a space
in a course you must submit a completed registration form, and pay the
tuition in full. If you receive the award, your full tuition payment
will be refunded.
ZCOG awards cover the following AZA training course related expenses: