Dorothy "Dee Dee" De Lorenzo Scholarship Fund

Academic Scholarships

In order to honor our President and Founding Member by promoting the preservation, awareness, and appreciation of our environment, the Friends of Bill Williams River and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges will offer scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in fish and wildlife management, environmental education and science, and related fields.

Starting in 2020, we will be awarding up to two scholarships in the amount of $1,000: 

One is for qualified applicant students entering college or continuing in college in La Paz or Mohave County, Arizona. These awards will be paid directly to the chosen academic institution and can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment, if required by all other students in the registered courses. 

The other is a Refuge Intern Scholarship to help defray expenses for interns at  the Bill Williams River or Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

Scholarships are available to students whose home residences are in Arizona and who will be entering college or a graduate program at the end of their present term. Students receiving full scholarships from another source or combination of sources are not eligible.

If you're a student who is interested in applying, please see the fact sheet and application (PDF) available below. The application and required attachments must be postmarked on or before the annual deadline of March 15.


For additional information, please email