Roy Kalmerton Scholarship
$1000 Roy Kalmerton Scholarship
Each year, the SCCA awards a scholarship to a college student from Sheboygan County who is majoring in an Environmental Management field such as Resource Science, Law Enforcement, Forestry Resources Administration, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Zoology or Environment Education. Applicants must have earned college sophomore standing or have completed at least 60 credits by the end of the current school term.
Click here for more information and a downloadable application form. The application must be returned by Apr. 1st and the award will be presented at the Annual Sheboygan County Conservation Association Banquet held in May.
THE ROY KALMERTON SCHOLARSHIP
The Sheboygan County Conservation Association has been awarding scholarships for many years. In 1990, they decided to name the scholarship “The Roy Kalmerton Scholarship” in honor of now retired State Conservation Warden Roy Kalmerton, who worked in Sheboygan County.
The Association chose to honor Roy for his involvement with youth and decided this would be the best way to accomplish this. Roy is one of the few wardens in the State who worked his way up in the Department of Natural Resources without a college education.
Roy has worked hard to instill in our youth the love and respect for the outdoors. he gave of his time to help youth learn about nature and its beauty. He worked with the 4-H groups, Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Program and Hunter, Boat and Snowmobile education courses, just to name a few.
Besides working with young people, Roy worked with educational programs for adults as well. some of the areas he is involved with include The Evening with the Whitetail and the GRIP Program (Grass Roost Ikes Program). Roy was instrumental in organizing the annual banquet sponsored by the Conservation Association to raise funds for numerous conservation projects in Sheboygan County. He also was very instrumental in the establishment of the Skill Center at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, which is used by adults and youth alike, to learn about conservation.
Because of Roy’s untiring work in the educational areas, it was the unanimous decision of the Conservation Association to name the scholarship program in his honor. We know the recipient will be actively involved in the protection of our environment and will be encouraged to continue working towards a clean environment for all of us, and for the future generations.
THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE