Tristan and Ella Weinkle, the major donors for the pre-college program that provides funds to help high school students attend our annual meeting, have requested a name change for the program. The change has been approved by the SSAR Board. The name of the endowment will continue to be The Weinkle Family Endowment for Pre-College Scholars. However, the new name for the fellowship will be the Founders Fellowship, and the title for awardees will be Founders Fellows. These name changes honor the founders of SSAR, who themselves were teenagers at the time they started the Ohio Herpetological Society. Once again, we thank Tristan and Ella Weinkle for their endowment in support of this fantastic program.
For more information on the Founders Fellowship, including application instructions, please visit: https://ssarherps.org/ssar-awards/pre-college-award/.