July 24, 2012

Iles Family Conservation Scholarship

The Iles Family Conservation Scholarship was established by Doug and Sandy Iles in memory of Clarence “Buck” Iles. A lifelong passion for conservation balanced with practical application is what Buck Iles stood for. A very avid sportsman, he was actively involved with leadership in the Michigan United Conservation Club and Saginaw Field and Stream, among others.

For more than 20 years, Buck Iles helped establish and operate the Saginaw Field and Stream Club annual scholarship raffle which supported over 40 different scholarships. Buck passed away in 2005 and this scholarship was established to continue the great raffle tradition that now no longer exists.

Doug and Sandy established this scholarship fund in “Dad’s” memory. Recipients should be students with an active interest in environmental issues. Although not limited to, emphasis will be placed on awarding this scholarship to a resident of Saginaw County. A minimum 3.0 GPA and a student who has the need for educational financial support are key determinants.


  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Saginaw, Bay or Midland County resident
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental/conservation sciences 
  • Part- or full-time enrollment   

Evaluation Criteria

  • Essay (30)
  • Scholastic record (20)
  • ACT/SAT score (20)
  • Letters of recommendation (10)
  • Financial need (10)
  • Community and school involvement (10)

Special Attachment Required

Please refer to the online scholarship application for more information.