AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Engineering Awards:
Award of Excellence - USDA Gallatin National Forest, "Shields/Smith Drainages Aquatic Improvements"
Award of Merritt -USDA Kootenai National Forest, "St. Paul Trail Bridge"
Award of Honor - City of Alton, IL and Heartlands Conservancy, "Alton Reparian Zone Restoration"
2012 Eugene Baker Award: NA
2012 Presidents Award: NA
It is not mandatory that an award be conferred each year. Conversely, the Awards Committee may recommend and nominate more than one individual or project for an award. Closing dates for nominations of the below awards are generally June 1st of the given year. Nominations are accepted from ACE members only and can be given to any member of the Awards Committee. Nominees are recognized and awards are distributed at the annual meeting or conference.
Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Award
Awarded annually, the Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Awards recognize ACE members for outstanding projects in conservation engineering.
The purpose of this design awards competition is to give recognition to those members and/or their agencies whose work, as judged by their peers and associates, best exhibits the goals and objectives of the Association of Conservation Engineers.
Any governmental or non-government agency or owner, or its selected consultant, engaged in the fields of recreation, wildlife preservation, tourism, and/or conservation and restoration of the natural and historical environment, who is a member of or has made application for membership in the ACE, is eligible for participation in this awards program. See the links to the left for application forms. 2015 Award Application
Eugene Baker Award
The Eugene Baker Award is an honor bestowed upon an individual and it is not necessarily presented every year. When an award is made, it is to an individual on the basis of his outstanding conservation engineering contribution. Since ACE's founding in 1961, there have only been 25 recipients of the award.
James "Jim" Schalk Memorial Scholarship
The James (Jim) Schalk Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by ACE to promote the continued study and learning required for the conservation of our natural and renewable resources.
- The purpose of this program is to promote the Association of Conservation Engineers (ACE) and the continued study and learning required for the conservation of our natural and renewable resources in the areas of preservation and recreation. ACE is an international organization of engineers and allied personnel employed by conservation and natural resource agencies and consultants with specialized interests in the areas of fish, wildlife, parks, forests, and related conservation/recreation fields.
- The selection of scholarship nominees shall be according to the following eligibility guidelines:
- The selection shall be restricted to junior and senior class students enrolled in an accredited course of college study directed toward a degree in engineering, any of the natural sciences, ecology, or agriculture.
- Students shall carry a full program and be enrolled as a full-time student.
- The student shall submit a technical paper of 1250 words maximum but not less than 750 words written in essay form. The paper’s topic shall relate to the conservation and/or preservation of natural, cultural, or renewable resources. The student selected by the selection committee may present their paper orally on the final day of technical paper presentations of that year’s annual conference.
- A recommendation letter, on university letterhead, from one of the student’s instructors shall accompany the submitted technical paper stating the student’s qualifications for this scholarship.
- The monetary value of this scholarship shall be $1,500.00 (one thousand dollars) paid directly to the recipient. Presentation of the award shall be at the annual awards banquet. It is the discretion of the recipient on how the award shall be used. See the links to the left for application forms.