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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association


Betty Ross Education Scholarship

The Betty Ross Education Scholarship was established to carry on the legacy of the founding visionaries that has provided OWRA with the leadership and direction essential for establishing the professionalism of wildlife rehabilitation and education in Ohio. The OWRA Board of Trustees will award one OWRA member with the Betty Ross Education Scholarship annually. Funding will include: OWRA Conference registration fee, one pre-conference workshop fee, hotel accommodations, and NWRA educational material – a value of $375. This is a member’s only award. Please refer to grant policies for more information or email grants@owra.org with questions.

Application deadline for the Betty Ross Education Scholarship: September 30, 2021

Scholarship Application

Maribeth Taylor Award

The Maribeth Taylor Award, initiated by Maribeth’s daughter, Lynne Bayley, honors her Maribeth's mission - to protect and rescue injured wildlife and create a habitat in which wild animals could thrive. Maribeth established God’s Little Critters, Inc. in 1994 and was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator until her death 2018.

To nominate a rehabilitator, volunteer, veterinarian or just an everyday person making a difference for wildlife and for more information on this award, click the link below!

MARIBETH TAYLOR AWARD  Maribeth Taylor Legal Disclosure

OWRA Educational Grant Application

Proceeds from OWRA's Annual Conference Raffle go into a grant fund to provide educational opportunities for persons involved in wildlife rehabilitation and education. OWRA subsidizes this fund with money received from the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Wildlife Diversity Grant and proceeds received from participation in Earth Share of Ohio.

OWRA may provide up to $300 funding for OWRA Conference registration fees, pre-conference workshops fees, and hotel accommodations. Members and nonmembers are eligible for OWRA Conference grants. Please refer to grant policies for more information or email grants@owra.org with questions.

Application deadline for OWRA Annual Conference funding: September 3o, 2021

Conference Grant

Have a burning question? We've got answers! For questions about grants, scholarships, and applications, contact Sharon Doerge at Grants@owra.org. 

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