2020 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

As a dedicated local attorney and an active member of Ducks Unlimited, Steve Duckett is an outspoken proponent of conservation initiatives throughout the country. He believes that it is our responsibility as American citizens to be active stewards of the land that we inherited from our forefathers.

Mr. Duckett supports local efforts to conserve and manage wildlife and natural resources in his home area of Northern Virginia. Whether it’s raising money for wildlife habitat protection, or helping to maintain the trails in Virginia’s numerous state parks, he endorses those who go out of their way to improve and conserve natural areas.

Steve Duckett is proud to sponsor a scholarship that contributes to the awareness and the active discussion about natural conservation in the digital age. More than any other generation, the young people who are learning about and taking action on the issues that face our nation’s natural resources are in the best position to make a positive difference and set the tone for generations to come.

The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to natural conservation and environmental stewardship in his or her own community. This $1,000 scholarship is an opportunity to give back to those who have already given their valuable time and energy to worthy causes.

Scholarship Eligibility

All those who apply for the Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship must be in good academic standing with their current educational institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Candidates for this scholarship must be able to demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Candidates must be entering an accredited community college, college, university, or post-graduate program.

Submissions Criteria


To apply for this scholarship, please submit the following in a single email:

  • An updated resume, 
  • An official transcript,
  • A 500-word personal statement explaining the candidate’s dedication to local conservation and detailing the efforts, past and current, he or she has made to contribute to conservation and natural preservation efforts.


The deadline to apply to the Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship is October 31, 2020.

Please send all materials in a single email to info@virginiacriminallaws.com with the subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] — Local Conservation Scholarship” by the October 31st deadline to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Local Conservation Scholarship.