This scholarship is managed by a Fund established by the Hewitt family in memory of Emily M. Hewitt and to recognize a scholar who shared her passion for the outdoors. In their name, CBTA is honored to choose and present this scholarship.
In sharing her passion for nature with others, Californian artist, author, teacher, and docent Emily M. Hewitt found meaning in her life. She performed skits, monologues, and audio-visual displays for visitors while working as a ranger at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in order to achieve this. She taught literature and the natural sciences while earning degrees from the University of California and California State College, presenting her lessons with vigor.
She led the City of Oakdale, California, as its first female mayor, battled to protect agricultural lands on the periphery of urbanization, and she founded one of the first recycling facilities in the state. In oils, watercolors, fabric, clay, and other mediums, she as an artist depicted the essence of the Sierra Nevada, the Pacific Coast, and the Sonoran Desert.
STEPHEN K. STOCKING
Steve was a park naturalist in Sequoia National Park as well as a teacher, author, and ranger at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. More than 30 years ago, he began teaching biology at San Joaquin Delta College. Steve could educate you on almost anything that moved, flew, or grew, including songbirds, mice, and sequoia trees. “Make every walk a trip as well as every meal a picnic,” was his catchphrase. The Stephen K. Stocking Memorial Scholarship was established by the Calaveras Big Trees Association in Steve’s honor to encourage young naturalists to follow in the footsteps of a dear friend of the state park who devoted his life to training the next generation of conservationists.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
To offer a $3,000 cash prize to a deserving honors course or graduate student from California who has demonstrated a dedication to the study of the surroundings both academically and professionally, as well as a desire to share and interpret their love of the natural world and knowledge of the value of practicing conservation.
Any undergraduate or graduate student attending full-time in an approved California post-secondary institution whose academic career aspirations clearly reflect a passion for expressing and interpreting the wonders of nature is eligible to apply. Applications are encouraged from students interested in studying protection of the environment, forestry, wildlife and fishery biology, parks and recreation administration, environmental public policy and law policy, environmental art, or California history. When deciding who gets the scholarship, dedication to its goals will be given at least as much weight as financial need.
• Undergraduate: Any; Graduate: Any
• Starting and continuing enrollment
• Enrollment Requirement: Grad school is full-time, as is undergrad.
• Financial need, as assessed by the FAFSA and/or the CA Dream App, is not a requirement.
• Nationality: Any
• Undergraduate, graduate and high school GPAs are all N/A.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS
The following should be included in a completed application:
• An explanation of your career and personal aspirations (1-2 pages)
Resume – (and portfolio if applicable).
• Transcripts of every course you’ve taken in college thus far (these can be “unofficial” transcripts).
• A fully filled out application
Contact information Sue Hoffman
• Name of the contact:
P.O. Box 1196 Arnold, California 95223 is the address for the street.
• Contact Information: (209) 795-1196
Email address: [email protected]
Applications can be sent in full by email or postal mail. Complete applications should be sent to cbta@bigtrees org.
The materials submitted on the applicant’s behalf become the Calaveras Big Trees Association’s property and won’t be returned. Please submit artwork in the form of high-resolution color pictures of the originals.
Fill out only one application. You’ll be given a chance to apply for both scholarships.
Sue Hoffmann can be reached at 209.795.1196.
Interested persons can now apply here