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The Emerging Trail Leaders Program immerses young leaders in learning best practices and trends in the trails profession to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.
The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program brings Emerging Trail Leaders (young adults, age 21-28) to participate in the International Trails Symposium (ITS). Scholarship recipients will immerse themselves in learning the best practices and trends in the field to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.
Key points of the Emerging Trail Leaders Program:
Read the latest on the Emerging Trail Leaders Program at the ITS 2019 page.
The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 as part of the American Trails International Trails Symposium. The program was named in memory of lifelong trail activist Hulet Hornbeck. At the 2013 International Trails Symposium, we provided scholarships to 18 talented young leaders and recently brought 16 talented young adults to the 2015 International Trails Symposium on scholarship.
Read the article written post-Symposium on the scholarship program from a few of the Emerging Trail Leaders in the Fall 2015 issue of the American Trails Magazine.
We're actively seeking $2,500 sponsorships to support this amazing program. $2,500 = one scholarship. Won't you please help us out and be recognized for your investment in the next generation of trail and conservation professionals?
Hulet was a key player in organizing the first National Trails Symposium in 1971, and was a founding board member of the National Trails Council, predecessor to American Trails. He actively served on the Board of Directors for American Trails for over 16 years.
The Emerging Leader Scholarship Program was named in honor of Hulet to inspire young adults to choose a career path so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy on the world – as Hulet did. Learn more about Hulet Hornbeck's life and accomplishments.