Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Scholarship for Education and Training in Field Primatology

Funded through an educational grant from the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy (MRC), the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) offered annual scholarship(s) to outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate students for research and career training in a field course at La Suerte Biological Research Station, Costa Rica or Ometepe Biological Research Station, Nicaragua. The goals of the MRC are to advance research, education and conservation of primates and tropical forests.

This scholarship program is handled by the Awards and Recognition Committee. It has been discontinued until further notice.

Awards for 2019

  • Tamara Britton is a Ph.D. student in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Western Ontario

Awards for 2018

  • Renee Russell is a Master’s student in Animal Behavior at Bucknell University

Awards for 2017

  • Natalia Roberts Buceta is a senior at the University of Southern California and will graduate soon with a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Theatre

Awards for 2016

  • Kira Collins is an undergraduate majoring in Anthropology at San Diego State University

Awards for 2015

  • Mia Phillips is a fourth-year student majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas
  • Natali Valdes is a fourth-year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Florida

Awards for 2014

  • Rebecca Reints is an undergraduate from Regis University pursuing a degree in Biology
  • Shasta Webb is an undergraduate from Macalester College pursuing a degree in Anthropology

Awards for 2013

  • Lotte Jensen is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at San Antonio pursuing a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Biology
  • Deanna Falge is an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara working toward a B.S. in Biological Psychology

Awards for 2012

  • Suzanne Rizzo, an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, working toward a B.A. in Physical/ Biological Anthropology.
  • Danay Downing , an undergraduate student at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC, working toward an M.A. in Anthropology 

Awards for 2011

  • Sasha Gottlieb, an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology
  • Jordan Miller, an undergraduate student at Duke University in Durham, NC, working toward a B.A. in Evolutionary Anthropology