Join the Washington Brant Foundation

 Join us and help conserve Black Brant and their habitat in the Pacific Flyway.

 In 2019 WBF is proud to continue our Scholarship Program in honoring some of the people that have shown special support to our organization. We have made awards in memory of David Hagerbaumer, Gary Fisher, and Ben Welton. All were distinguished veterans known for selfless mentoring and tireless promotion of waterfowl conservation. This year we add Bud Kannenberg to that elite group. After a career as a Forest Ranger, Bud ran a antique shop in Port Townsend, WA, catering to waterfowlers and fishermen. He authored many articles in Hunting & Fishing Collectables Magazine and was also know for keeping tabs of Brant numbers at Pt Hudson near his home.


About The Washington Brant Foundation Scholarship

The Washington Brant Foundation is an all volunteer, 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization founded in 2001 to raise awareness of the unique Brant goose and its habitat. The mission is to promote the conservation and responsible management of Brant and other marine species in the Pacific Flyway through sponsorship of scientific research, education, and habitat enhancement programs. Through the mission objective of Education, the Washington Brant Foundation is pleased and excited to announce the offering of the David Hagerbaumer and Gary Fisher scholarships to students pursuing careers in wildlife management and conservation focused on Waterfowl.


Scholarships Offered

A $500 scholarship may be awarded to a qualified applicant, paid directly to the student to be used for tuition, books, or fees for the college of their choice.


Who is Eligible?

Scholarships are available to any U.S. high school senior or current college student who is demonstrating a minimum 3.0 grade point average and completes the required application of essay. Scholarships will not be awarded to a student receiving a full scholarship from another source.


What is Needed?

The following must be received before July 30th, 2018. Essays not meeting requirements or received late will not be considered. Winners will be notified by August 15th, 2018

Completed Essay

Copy of letter of acceptance or transcript of proof of current school

Copy of grade transcripts

Two letters of recommendation



Completed essay must be at least 200 words and must incorporate the following:

 Goal of future role in waterfowl management or conservation

Inspiration for chosen field

How you feel you can positively effect waterfowl management or conservation

Why you want this scholarship


When and Where?

The successful essayists will be notified before August 15th. Only recipients of scholarship will be communicated to. Selection will be based upon merit of the application, without regard to race, gender, color, or religion. Decisions will be final and made by the Washington Brant Foundation Board of Directors.


Submit essays to:

Maynard Axelson

WBF President

15929 Fir Island Road

Mount Vernon, Wa 98273

Washington Brant Foundation Scholarship Program

Washington Brant Foundation

15929 Fir Island Road

Mount Vernon, WA 98273, USA


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