George V. Soule Scholarship - 2020

The Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine is pleased to offer a $4,000 scholarship to a deserving student who will be starting their education in one of the following areas of study: Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, Forest Management or a closely related field that is supportive of the broad goals of the Ruffed Grouse Society at both the regional and national level.  It is imperative that applications be focused on the aforementioned areas of study. If an applicant’s career goals do not reflect Ruffed Grouse Society goals the application will not be considered. Applicants must intend to become a practitioner in one of the above-mentioned fields, preferably in the state of Maine.


  • Must be a resident of Maine or attending high school in Maine. 
  • Must have successfully completed a high school diploma.
  • Must enroll in an approved undergraduate program for the 2020 fall semester.

This scholarship is available to students who have successfully completed a high school diploma.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application below. Also, your high school transcript and letters of reference will need to be forwarded directly to the Scholarship Committee. by email to or postal mail at Ruffed Grouse Society, c/o Carl Freeman,  P.O. Box 111, Hampden ME 04444. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred!!!
Telephone interviews may be conducted so please make sure you include an active telephone number and email address on your application.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 10, 2020. This deadline is firm so please complete your application by the deadline. 

The scholarship award ceremony will take place at the RGS Annual Banquet on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at the Calumet Club in Augusta, Maine 

Please submit questions to

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, please.

Note: Recipients will not receive this scholarship until the committee receives a transcript of the winning applicant's first semester grades. The transcript must reflect an earned Grade Point Average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). In addition, the recipient must be eligible and registered for the following semester.