December 15, 2000


Anheuser-Busch Sponsors Scholarships for Conservation

Outstanding college and graduate students studying the nation's wildlife and their habitat will have a chance to compete for scholarships to support and promote innovative research or study.

Anheuser-Busch has contributed the funding for the Bud-weiser Conservation Scholarship Program, one of the partnership programs developed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit organization that attracts diverse investments to conservation and encourages locally supported stewardship of fish, wildlife, and plants on private and public lands.

"Through the Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program, Anheuser-Busch is helping to foster the next generation of leaders in fish and wildlife conservation by supporting students, research and good conservation scholarship," said John Berry, executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

"Anheuser-Busch has been one of our most committed sponsors, through the Bud-weiser Outdoors Program - benefitting ducks, quail, elk, and whitetail deer, as well as the Budweiser Outdoorsman of the Year Award - recognizing individuals who have exhibited a true commitment to conservation and the outdoors. We commend Anheuser-Busch's leadership in establishing a program that will support conservation research and scholarship."

"For more than 100 years, Anheuser-Busch has upheld a tradition of the highest quality in its products and services. The company applies that same quality standard to protecting the environment. Our environmental philosophy is based on the belief that the world we share is given to us in trust," said Charles K. Poole, director for Consumer Affairs and Environmental Communications at Anheuser-Busch. "Every choice we make regarding the earth, air and water around us is made with the objective of preserving these resources for all generations to come."

Through Budweiser's sponsorship, ten scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to cover students' expenses for tuition, fees, books, room and board and other direct expenses related to their studies. Awards will be made based on merit and will take into consideration the student's academic achievements and their ability and commitment to develop innovative solutions that are designed to address real and pressing issues affecting fish, wildlife and plant conservation efforts.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree (sophomores and juniors in the current academic year only) in environmental science, natural resource management, biology, public policy, geography, political science or related disciplines.

With the announcement of Anheuser-Busch's generous contribution, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation opens the application season for the Budweiser Conservation Scholar-ship Program. Information and applications can be downloaded via the Internet at http://www.NFWF.org

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