IGC Fellow, Sydney Hope, has been selected as a 2019-2020 winner of the Burd Sheldon McGinnes Graduate Fellowship, and has also received the Roanoke Valley Bird Club – Ornithology Scholarship.

Well done, Sydney, and congratulations!! 

The Burd Sheldon McGinnes Graduate Fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Burd S. McGinnes, who earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1958 and became the leader of the federal Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit, where he served and directed graduate students until his retirement in the early 1980s. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation.