Dorwin A. Hamm Scholarship
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Dorwin A. Hamm, a long time active member of the SCCA, was killed in a tragic farm accident in 1988. A memorial scholarship fund was set in place which allows for two $250.00 scholarships to be awarded to SUNY Cobleskill students majoring in the Fisheries or Wildlife programs offered at the college. The recipient must agree to complete a special study on a project which must first be jointly approved by the SUNY advisor and the SCCA. An SCCA committee reviews and awards these scholarships each year.

Other SCCA Scholarships

The SCCA, through the efforts of the West Fulton Rod & Gun Club, also makes available up to four $250.00 scholarships modeled after the Dorwin A. Hamm Scholarship. These are also awarded by the SCCA scholarship committee using the same criteria as the D.A.Hamm Scholarships. The Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club offers a yearly scholarship to a local high school graduate, while the Whitetails Unlimited club offers up to three $250.00 scholarships plus three $100.00 achievement awards. Members of the County Association advise the SUNY advisors of any possible field project that might be of interest to SUNY students.

Shows and Displays

The member clubs of the SCCA take part in many of the outdoor conservation-type functions offered at various locations during the year. Most clubs of the SCCA have assembled exhibits displaying some of the various clubs activities. These displays are brought together and presented to the public as a method of "getting the message out." The major shows include The Cobleskill SUNY Fisheries and Wildlife exhibit in April, the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair in August, the Hunting & Fishing Day exhibit at the Blenheim Visitors Center in September, and this year we plan to take part in the Deputy Sheriffs Association's Sportsman's Exposition in September at the Cobleskill Fair Grounds.

Working With Youth

Most of the more active clubs which form the SCCA host many events directed toward teaching our young boys and girls how to better enjoy the many outdoor opportunities present in Schoharie County. These not only consist of traditional hunting and fishing, but also include archery, snowmobiling, hiking, etc. Many clubs make funds available to allow a boy or girl to attend the DEC Conservation Camps during the summer months as well as offer special monetary awards for various contests.

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Mike Zeh