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Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program

 

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Meet the 2017 Emerging Leaders.
Read personal stories from past Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipients.

 

 

Please email symposium@americantrails.org if you have any questions on overall Emerging Leaders program or are interested in sponsoring or being a mentor for this program.

 

The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 as part of the American Trails International Trails Symposium. The program was named in memory of lifelong trail activist Hulet Hornbeck. At the 2013 International Trails Symposium, we provided scholarships to 18 talented young leaders and recently brought 16 talented young adults to the 2015 International Trails Symposium on scholarship.

Read the article written post-Symposium on the scholarship program from a few of the Emerging Leaders in the Fall 2015 issue of the American Trails Magazine.

 

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About Hulet Hornbeck

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Hulet was a key player in organizing the first National Trails Symposium in 1971, and was a founding board member of the National Trails Council, predecessor to American Trails. He actively served on the Board of Directors for American Trails for over 16 years. The Emerging Leader Scholarship Program was named in honor of Hulet to inspire young adults to choose a career path so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy on the world - as Hulet did. Read more at the Hulet Hornbeck memorial page.

2017 Program Overview

The 2017 Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will bring up to 16 Emerging Leaders (young adults, age 21-25) to participate in the 2017 International Trails Symposium (ITS) in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10, 2017. The program will immerse the scholarship recipients in learning best practices and trends in the field to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.

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The program will include:

Involvement in the Symposium exposes young professionals to multi-generational dialogue about conservation and recreation. During past Emerging Leaders programs, established resource professionals benefitted just as much from the exchange as the field looks to foster new leadership. Scholarship recipients from the 2015 Symposium will be invited to apply to serve on the planning committee for this year’s Symposium.

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Interested in supporting/sponsoring the 2017 Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program? Download the Supporters Packet...

Learn more about Emerging Leaders Programs from previous years: 2015 | 2013

 

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Become a Hulet Hornbeck Youth Scholarship Program Mentor

We need your help to provide a meaningful Symposium experience that includes exposure to current topics and guidance on establishing a career in trails, greenways, and blueways. We are actively seeking diverse mentors to assist with Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Youth Scholarship Program in Dayton, Ohio ~ May 7-10, 2017.

For more information:

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Download the mentor invitation letter (PDF).
Download the mentor application (PDF).

Please contact Katie Pitstick, Emerging Leaders Mentor Chair with any questions at kpitsti2@gmail.com.

For questions and more information

Please email symposium@americantrails.org if you have any questions on overall Emerging Leaders program or are interested in sponsoring or being a mentor for this program.


2015 Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipient Testimonial

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“Thank you! I wanted to express my gratitude for accepting me into the Emerging Leaders Program. I also wanted to express my gratitude for making the program very memorable. I think it is a very special experience to be surrounded by such a great group of people, and beyond that, have the opportunity to expand my horizons and be exposed to all that we were exposed to during the Symposium. Although the program was intense, it allowed us to push ourselves in a unique way.”

-Brian Andersen, 2015 Emerging Leader

 

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