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Florida Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals

Florida Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals

FANREP Award Recipiants

2021 FANREP Award Winners
2020 FANREP Award Winners
2019 FANREP Award Winners
2018 FANREP Award Winners
2016 FANREP Award Winners
2015 FANREP Award Winners
2005 FANREP Award Winners 

2021 FANREP Conference Travel Scholarship

To apply: please complete the following Scholarship Application and submit your application via email to: Rick O'Connor,

*Maximum scholarship funding is $300; one award per year per awardee.

2021 Application Cycle Due Dates: Jan 15, March 15, June 15 and Sept 15

Please note that if you are granted funds for travel, you will be required to write up a brief summary of your experience for the next FANREP newsletter following your event. Award recipient will be required to submit a report to FANREP Board after conference. Should a scholarship be paid in advance and the recipient cannot attend the conference, scholarship must be reimbursed to FANREP within 30 days.

The Steve A. Gaul Master Naturalist Program/ FANREP Memorial

Steve Gaul served as the Natural Resources and Agriculture Extension Agent in Nassau County for six years. He was a regular instructor of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) and thoroughly enjoyed teaching others about Florida’s natural environments. Steven was also an active member of the Florida Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (FANREP), and briefly served as its president before his untimely death in 2012.

To honor his memory FANREP and the Florida Master Naturalist Program jointly established this scholarship to provide a Florida educator the opportunity to participate in the Florida Master Naturalist Program and expand his/her appreciation and knowledge of Florida’s natural environments

Scholarship Details

Amount: $275 to cover the cost of taking one of the core modules of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (uplands, freshwater, coastal)

Who can apply? Any Florida formal or informal educator (participants must be affiliated with an organized educational organization)

Duration: The recipient will have one year from the time he/she receives the scholarship to participate in the FMNP course.

Procedure: Eligible applicants should write no more than one page (up to 500 words) stating why they are interested in taking the Florida Master Naturalist Program, how they plan to use what they learn, and how they would benefit from this opportunity. 

Applicants should email their letter to and include their full name, address, employer, email, and phone number. Please put “Steve Gaul Memorial Fund” in the headline.

Interested in contributing to the Steven Gaul Memorial Scholarship Fund?

Donations are being accepted in Steve's honor and will be used to support additional Florida Master Naturalist Program scholarships.

Donations can be made online through the UF Foundation or by check*. Please make checks payable to the "UF Foundation" and designate on the memo line “In memory of Steven Gaul”.

Mail checks to:

Shelly Krueger
UF IFAS Extension Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street, #2-260
Key West, FL 33040
*Gifts to the UF Foundation are tax deductible

Quick Contacts

Email Scholarship Applications or Steve A. Gaul Memorial Scholarship applications to: Rick O'Connor,