The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has announced it will award deserving students with scholarships to attend a Deer Steward course in 2014. High school juniors and seniors, as well as college students, that are interested in a wildlife management career can apply. For each of the in-person Deer Steward Certification Courses offered this year, QDMA will present at least one student with a scholarship to attend free-of-charge.
The Certification Program features three levels of achievement: Deer Steward I, II and III. Level I offers students a comprehensive understanding of herd management, habitat management, hunter management and herd monitoring. Level II includes hands-on field experience and Level III is to be earned through long-term service to QDMA and white-tailed deer.