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Richard Sheffield Memorial Scholarship

 

The Richard Sheffield Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Richard ‘Dick’ Sheffield, former General Curator of the Parque Zoológico de León in León, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Dick, who served for two years as a member of the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) Board of Directors, was a committed conservationist, dedicated advocate for Mexican zoos and aquariums, and strong supporter ZCOG's efforts to build professional capacity in Latin American zoos and aquariums.

 

To celebrate and honor Dick's contributions to the development of professional capacity in Mexican zoos and aquariums, ZCOG, in partnership with Richard's family, friends and colleagues, created the Richard Sheffield Memorial Scholarship, which provides scholarship funding to help support the participation of Mexican zoo and aquarium personnel* in professional training program courses offered by Africam Safari in Puebla, Mexico.

 

The scholarship is made possible thanks to donations of the friends and family of Richard Sheffield.

 

CLICK HERE if you would like to support the Richard Sheffield Memorial Scholarship.

 

For additional details, including instructions on how to apply for the Richard Sheffield Memorial Scholarship, please contact:  scholarships@zcog.org 

 

* Preference is given to staff from the Zoológico de León.
 

Richard 'Dick' Sheffield, former Curador General of the Zoológico de León.

SUPPORT THE
RICHARD SHEFFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2014

 

2016

2018

NAME

 

Ictzel Yañez

 

Alejandro Javier Ortega Ramirez

Jorge Rodríguez

INSTITUTION

 

Parque Zoológico de Altamira (Mexico)

 

Zoológico de Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)

Zoológico de León (Mexico)

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR:

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

OF

RICHARD SHEFFIELD

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group

c/o Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) 

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Silver Spring, MD 20910