Zoo offers $2000 scholarship toward career with animals

Fort Wayne, Ind.  (WANE) – The Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship annually awards a one-time $2000 scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing an animal related career.  It’s organized by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society and is based on an applicant’s character, commitment to the stewardship of animals, financial need and scholastic achievement.

Students in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties are eligible.  To apply, download the application or request one by calling the zoo office at 260-427-6800.  School Guidance Offices may also have the applications.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.

The Fort Wayne Zoological Society established the scholarship in 1992 to honor the career of the late Dr. Larry Ackerman, who served as the zoo’s veterinarian for 25 years.

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