MCHF’s Board of Directors has initiated an effort to honor Glenn Chambers by supporting students majoring in wildlife or natural resources at a Missouri college or university. In partnership with the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the goal is to present two $1,000 scholarships each year recognizing excellence in academics, leadership and conservation. Funds for these scholarships will be generated by endowments held by each organization.
“Our goal is to grow this account so that more students can be part of Glenn’s legacy,” said Kevin Roper, Executive Director of MCHF. “We honored Glenn this past year during the National Lewis and Clark Awards, and we really wanted to give back in tribute to him and the legacy he brings to Missouri Conservation.”
“No Missourian did more to further conservation in Missouri than Glenn Chambers. He contributed so much in so many ways, but his passion centered around ensuring the next generation of conservation professionals were properly educated and trained,” said Ken Babcock, Chairman of the Board of Directors for MCHF. “Establishing these scholarships expands and builds upon efforts Glenn initiated before his passing.”
Chambers worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation from 1958 to 1995 and built a career as an internationally known wildlife photographer and filmmaker. Chambers is the only Missourian to receive the William T. Hornaday Gold Medal from the Boy Scouts of America, joining the ranks of Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold.
Donations to the Glenn Chambers Endowed Scholarship fund can be made online at the MCHF website (please note that the donation is for the Glenn Chambers scholarship). Or checks made out to Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation can be sent to MCHF at P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, MO 65102.