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Jim Gracie Memorial Scholarship

Please visit the MSRA Golf Tournament page to donate to the scholarship.

You can support the scholarship by sponsoring and/or participating

Registration for the 2023 Scholarship is now CLOSED until 2024

MSRA established the Jim Gracie Memorial Scholarship in 2021 to aide students pursuing education in the natural resources industry who demonstrate a passion for streams and the environment with preference given to disadvantaged applicants. In the inaugural year, we were able to award two $500 scholarships to students studying stream restoration. We are aiming to raise additional funds through our Golf Tournament and other avenues to allow the scholarship fund to have a greater impact in helping students fund their education. . For questions about the scholarship, please email

James W. “Jim” Gracie was a pioneer in stream restoration and cold-water conservation in Maryland. He grew up in Baltimore and was an avid fly fisherman. Jim was a founding member and past president of MSRA and founded many non-profit organizations. He also founded an environmental consulting firm Brightwater, Inc. specializing in stream restoration. Jim was integral in establishing the pooled monitoring initiative to help answer questions and improve stream restoration. For over four decades he devoted his energy to work passionately on policy, monitoring, education and outreach, industry growth, and restored streams, to improve our watersheds. Jim’s love for those who shared his vision knew no boundaries. He celebrated diversity and loved to teach others and watch them grow.

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