Columbus Zoo and Aquarium launches new diversity scholarship program

in Animals/Local News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has launched a new RISE scholarship program to increase minority representation in the zoo and conservation science field.

“We are excited to launch this new program right here in central Ohio. These internships will provide valuable exposure, and we hope spark interest in careers in animal care, conservation education, and related fields. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and work with our talented staff. The end goal is to inspire these students to join the zoological profession and better reflect the communities we serve,” Tom Schmid, President and CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, said.

Starting this fall students, over 18-years-old, will be able to apply for 15 individual scholarships available dedicated to various positions across the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Wilds, Zoombezi Bay, and Safari Golf Club.

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