The Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Training Scholarship is sponsored by the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, FL and managed by Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).
Caribbean is home to some of the planet's most unique and endangered
species, including AZA SSP program animals like the Cuban crocodile,
Jamaican fruit bat, and Puerto Rican Crested toad. The
Naples Zoo Caribbean Conservation Training Scholarship promotes the
conservation of the region's diverse wildlife by providing capacity
building and training opportunities to a segment of the conservation
community that warrants increased attention and resources. This scholarship may be applied toward any of the Association of Zoos & Aquarium's professional training program courses. Preference
will be given to applicants that can demonstrate involvement in
regional wildlife or habitat conservation initiatives.
Citizens of any of the islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, as
well as Belize, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana 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.
Applications are evaluated and recipients are chosen by the AZA
Professional Development Committee.
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: