After Jim’s passing in 2020, the MSRA established the Jim Gracie Memorial Scholarship to aide students pursuing education and technical training in the natural resources industry, and who demonstrate a passion for streams and the natural environment.

The Jim Gracie Memorial Scholarship for 2022 is open to all students residing in Maryland and Virginia who are pursuing degrees or training in fields promoting natural resource preservation, stream restoration, and the environmental sciences.  Applicants should be able to show and demonstrate their passion for nature and the natural environment and should be enrolled in a degree seeking program or training program for these fields.  The successful applicant should be able to articulate in their application how they connect with the environment, how their passion and study aligns with the values exhibited by Jim, and how receiving a scholarship award will help in achieving their academic and career goals.  The Jim Gracie Memorial Scholarship application can be found and submitted here