The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

The Founders Fund currently supports an annual academic merit scholarship of $3,500 to an exceptional student in an environmental program of studies such as cold-water fisheries management, environmental law, and policy, fishery conservation, aquatic biology, natural resource management, and hydrology.​

From its beginning, the Founders Fund has partnered with the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities to help tap the best and the brightest students in the region. Founded in 2004, the Consortium is composed of over sixty colleges and universities in the Hudson–Mohawk River region. Its mission is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson–Mohawk River watershed.

The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities are pleased to announce the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship. This merit scholarship is offered annually, in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication to environmental conservation through a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department.

This scholarship is available to:

  • Students who will be entering his or her first or second year of graduate school or law school as of fall 2018, who will be enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the award year (2018–2019 academic year) in a full-time graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium.

  • The eligible applicant’s major shall be in an area of environmental studies such as ecology; hydrology; conservation biology; fisheries; natural resource management; zoology; or environmental studies, science, law or policy.

  • Based on a 4.0 scale, the applicant shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.

For full details, an application, and a list of member institutions, visit:

Inquiries? Contact the Environmental Consortium at or 914-773-3091.


Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All TGF programs and events are funded by tax-deductible member, nonmember, and institutional donations. For over fifty years, TGF has relied on the generosity of its supporters and benefactors to carry out its vital mission of environmental conservation, education, and habitat preservation. TGF does qualify for corporate matching funds, so if your company has such a program, please do not forget to include the proper form with your donation. You do not need to be a member to donate to the TGF mission.


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