What is the Animals & Wildlife Track?
The GLA Honors Fellowship for Animals & Wildlife is about pushing your understanding of the interactions of people and animals and helping wildlife that has been affected by habitat destruction and poaching.
While you’re on your program, speak to experts in the field and learn about their perspectives on wildlife conservation, as well as the personal challenges and struggles that make what they do worth it.
The Animals & Wildlife Track of an Honors Fellowship requires accepted participants to complete pre-program, on-program, and post-program assignments or projects. Learn more about each below!
While preparing for your trip and the final essay you’ll create, you’ll need to do some research into wildlife conservation challenges that the world is facing by analyzing the infopack and videos provided to you at the start of the fellowship.
Once you’re finished your prep work, you will be asked to answer questions in a corresponding worksheet. This worksheet must be submitted before you leave for your program.
Once on your program, you will be asked to think about what type of project you would like to do when you finish your program. What are you learning about wildlife and habitat destruction? How did your expectations of this issue compare to the reality of what is actually happening? Is this something you’re still passionate about? You will want to ask questions that allow you to create a project that is unique to your experience.
The creativity of your project is completely up to you. Make it your own and try to develop your personal style that conveys exactly what you want say about your experience. We recommend that you keep a daily journal while on your program. Not only will it be a useful reference for your project when you get back from your program, but a nightly journal entry will uncover useful questions and ideas to ask the next day.
This will help you as you complete your final project post-program.
Now that you’re back home, it will be time to pull from your experience and create your final project. Your project can take any form you think is most appropriate. You could write standard essay. Or you could come up with a proposal for a volunteer/service learning program which you believe would address a critical need you have uncovered. It is up to you. The more thought and effort you put into it, the more benefit you will get from the experience.
You final project will be outlined in greater detail in your Fellowship Curriculum, which you will receive upon acceptance as an Honoros Fellow in the Animals & Wildlife Track.
Completion of your final eproject will be the capstone to your fellowship and an incredible highlight you can feature on upcoming college applications and beyond.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply, please fill out the Honors Fellowship Application and select the Animals & Wildlife Track.
*Please note: You must have a Google account (Gmail) to access the application and apply. If you don't have one yet, creating a Google account is easy and takes only a few minutes. Click here to learn how.