Southeast Senior Awarded Conservation Federation of Missouri Scholarship

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 6, 2007 – Matthew Motz, a Southeast Missouri State University senior from Eureka, Mo., has been awarded a $1,000 Conservation Federation of Missouri wildlife scholarship.

Motz is a biology major with an option in wildlife in conservation.

“I am very honored to have gotten this,” Motz said. The Conservation Federation of Missouri awards one scholarship in each of five categories: wildlife, fisheries, forestry, soil and water resources.

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is designed to educate, inspire and empower individuals and organizations to take action to conserve and to support the sustainable harvest and wise use of fish, wildlife, forest and other natural resources, to help protect the planet’s environment, and to nourish an ethic of stewardship and enjoyment of the natural world.

Motz said he hopes to become an environmental biologist, perhaps with the Missouri Department of Conservation, after he is graduated from Southeast.

Motz is a 2003 graduate of Northwest High School in Jefferson County.