Margaret A. Dankworth Management Scholarship

Successful applicants for the Margaret A. Dankworth Management Scholarship should demonstrate leadership ability or leadership potential and a commitment to professional growth.

About Margaret A. Dankworth

Applicants must be AZA individual members employed in an AZA zoo, aquarium or related facility. Members of international AZA institutions are welcome to apply. This award is based on merit alone and not on need. This award may be applied to either Managing for Success: Career Development or Managing for Success: Organizational Development.

Scholarship Application

Click here for the 2020 application. Full submission information is included in the application. Only one scholarship application may be submitted per individual per year. Applications are evaluated and recipients are chosen by the AZA Professional Development Committee. You must be an individual member at an AZA-accredited or certified facility to apply. 

Application Materials Due: July 31, 2020

- Scholarship Application Form
- Letter of Reference
- Resume 

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 complete registration and pay the tuition in full. If you receive the award, your full tuition payment will be refunded.    

Detailed Award Coverage

  • Course registration (full)
  • Round-trip airfare from the award recipient’s point of origin to the destination city (up to $550)
  • Round-trip airport shuttle ground transportation (full)
  • Hotel/lodging throughout the duration of the course (based on double occupancy rate)
  • A stipend to cover meals and incidentals.

Any questions, contact the Professional Development Program Coordinator at 

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