Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

Scholarship available for graduating high school seniors

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, nineteen $4000 scholarships have been awarded to local students.

Applications are accepted annually in January.

Scholarship Details:
Nevada Joint Union High School District scholarship applications are due to the District Scholarship Coordinator, Donna Nies, in January. Please find the Scholarship Application here: https://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.

Questions? Contact:
Donna Nies
Nevada Joint Union High School
District Scholarship Coordinator
dnies@njuhsd.com | 530-273-4431 ext. 2044

Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship Recipients

2020: Amelia Heinritz  |  2019: Jacob Crooks  |  2018: Anya Cooper-Hynell  |  2017: Junet Bedayn  |  2016: Delphine Giffith  |  2015: Evan DesJardins  |  2014:  Sean Anderson  |  2013:  Anna Weixelman  |  2012:  Luz Brown  |  2011:  Jade Won Golder  |  2010:  Anna Daggett  |  2009:  Hannah Limov  |  2008:  Anna Harris  |  2007:  April McGrath  |  2006:  Liana Campus  |  2005:  Nate Rosenbloom  |  2004:  Myfanwy Rowlands  |  2003:  Alexis Bloom  |  2002:  Joan Dudney