Richard J. Guadagno Scholarships
Richard (Rich) J. Guadagno
Rich worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 17 years and devoted his life to the conservation of natural resources. He was Refuge Manager of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge from March 12, 2000 to September 11, 2001. On September 11th, Rich’s plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was hijacked by terrorists and crashed in rural Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board. Rich died as a hero on flight 93, and with the other passengers and crew prevented further tragedy at the cost of their lives.
Remembrances (225K pdf) by those who worked with Rich or knew him (originally posted on the USFWS website). Visit the Flight 93 National Memorial website to learn more about the design and construction of the memorial to the heroes of Flight 93 or to give to the project visits the National Park Foundation's website.
Interviews (76K pdf) with past winners of the scholarship including information about their winning project , how the scholarship affected them, and advice they would give to future applicants.