IECC Scholarship Opportunities


Steve Prhcal Memorial Scholarship

Busching/Morgan IECC Scholarship (Cincinnati region)

Ron Wagler Memorial Scholarship(K-12 teachers)

The Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference takes place annually at the end of July in Tucson, Arizona. The conference runs for approximately 5 days and takes place each year during the monsoon rainy season that brings the desert to life, and the arthropods out of hiding. Each year approximately 100-150 people attend the conference from across the US and beyond, with a mix of backgrounds that include entomologists, educators, conservationists, academia, zoo keepers, and hobbyists. What started as a small group of dedicated insect afficianados over 30 years ago has grown and grown, and as we reflect on 3 decades of previous conference success we are excited to continue to grow into the future by offering scholarship opportunities for first time attendees.

Eligibility: The goal of each scholarship is to bring new people to the Conference. As such the scholarships at this time are only open to those that have never attended the IECC. Some scholarships have additional specifications pertaining to locality and applicant background which is described in detail on the applicable scholarship page.

Scholarship awards: The scholarships will provide funding to cover travel to the conference, room and board, conference registration and additional incidentals. See each scholarship's landing page for additional and more detailed information about prize breakdowns.

Application deadlines: Applications are accepted February 1 - March 1 each year. Dates may be subject to change, see each scholarship landing page for additional info.

The Steve Prchal Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group (TITAG).