Giving Back


Houston Safari Club Foundation
proudly presents
The Dan L Duncan Scholarship Program

HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s rights and wildlife conservation for decades to come. 

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) annually awards scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited Texas university and currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through our prestigious scholarship program.

To date, HSCF has awarded 668 scholarships totaling $3.05 million dollars to outstanding students majoring in the fields of range management, wildlife management, biology, and related conservation fields of study. Recipients of this prestigious and competitive scholarship must meet stringent academic and performance requirements to be considered as candidates.

Many of our past recipients are now thought leaders in conservation – teaching at universities, leading state and federal agencies, serving as game wardens, and working as private and agency research biologists around the world. In doing so, they proudly represent HSCF’s mission, and are shining examples of the intent of our scholarship program.


Applications and Supporting Materials Must Be Submitted Online Here



The 2024 application period opens January 1, 2024 and closes April 15, 2024. Scholarship awards will be mailed in late July of each year. 

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Texas university and involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management.
  • Course work hours must qualify applicants as a junior at the time of application.
  • Must demonstrate a positive advocacy viewpoint of hunting as a conservation tool in regard to wildlife management and land management.
  • Must be an active hunter.
  • Must have a 3.0 grade point average or better.
  • Must demonstrate good leadership abilities.

Required Submission Materials

  • Introductory cover letter to include planned career choice. 
  • Description of coursework yet to be completed.
  • Most recent official transcript.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic advisors and/or employers if you are currently working in or volunteering for an entity whose focus is in Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. At least one letter needs to be provided by an academic advisor.
  • Current photograph.
  • Graduate students must include a Thesis project information summary of no more than one (1) page.

All applications are to be submitted via the online portal. If an online submission is not possible, paper applications will be accepted on a pre-approved basis only. For prior approval, please contact the HSCF office at 713.623.8844. 

For questions about the application or for technical support please email us at [email protected] or call us at 210.242.4777.

Dan L Duncan/HSCF Scholarship Fund Sponsor Opportunities

With the generous support of the Dan L Duncan Foundation, Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing a career in conservation. Your support of this important effort helps protect the future of hunting.

Scholarship Sponsor Opportunities 

2023 Scholarship Sponsors

In Loving Memory of Carolyn and William Newlin

William Tasto
Ann & Randy Fowler 2
Rudy Nix
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.