Shenango River Watchers, Inc. will award one $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior entering a four-year college who has shown an interest in the preservation of the environment by volunteering his or her time in recycling efforts, neighborhood cleanups, or any other environmental cause. The scholarship will be awarded as a $1,000.00 check to the winner. Interested students must attend a high school within the Shenango River Watershed area, complete the attached application, and write an essay of 500 words or less on how his or her efforts have helped the environment in the community. Each applicant must prove that he or she is dedicated to improving and preserving the environment, BUT DOES NOT need to major in an environmental field.
Number of Awards/Amount: 1 / $1000.00
Notification of Award: May 14, 2018
Requirements: Any High School Senior who is entering a four year college and has shown an interest in the preservation or conservation of the environment by volunteering his or her time in a community within the Shenango River Watershed of PA/OH or who resides within the Shenango River Watershed or is a member of or volunteered with the Shenango River Watchers.
GPA Guidelines: 3.0 or higher
Course of Study: Applicant’s course of study does not need to be in an environmental field.
Extracurricular Requirements: Applicants should demonstrate activity in volunteerism or community service above and beyond any local school system requirements.
Application/Due Date: Application must be completed in full and submitted to the Shenango River Watchers office by March 16, 2018.
References/Essay: Two letters of recommendation and a 500 word or less environmental interest essay must accompany the application.
The Shenango River Watchers Board of Directors will review and select the best candidate for the scholarship award and make the necessary arrangements for the winner to accept the Scholarship.