The Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship, administered by SYRCL, is offered annually to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Each year we identify young river stewards and recognize their dedication. Since 2002, fifteen $4000 scholarships have been awarded to local students.
Applications are now being accepted and are due in early January.
Nevada Joint Union High School District scholarship applications are due to the District Scholarship Coordinator, Barbara Ross, January 17, 2018. Please find the Scholarship Application here: http://www.njuhsd.com/Academics/Scholarships/District-Scholarship-Packet/index.html. Please note, SYRCL’s scholarship is listed as a District Scholarship.
SYRCL’s ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP: Minimum 3.5 G.P.A. In addition to your personal statement, please include a 1-page double-spaced essay with the following prompt: “How has living in the Yuba or Bear River Watershed influenced the future direction of your life? How do you wish to make a difference in the world based on your life in these watersheds?” SYRCL’s Environmentalist of the Year recipient will receive $1,000 per year for 4 years for tuition at an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate community leadership, extra-curricular activity, environmental volunteerism, and interest in pursuing a degree related to the environment. Need is not a consideration in awarding this scholarship except when two or more applicants have equal qualifications. Preference will be given to students with a history of volunteering at SYRCL, but is not required to receive this award.
Barbara J. Ross, District Scholarship Coordinator
11645 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945
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