High school seniors and current college students have until May 7 to submit applications for a Ralph W. Abele Conservation Scholarships.
The Abele Scholarship was formed in 1991 as a living memorial to Ralph W. Abele who provided extraordinary leadership to the Fish and Boat Commission and to Pennsylvania's conservation movement.
Abele scholarships are considered for students giving a priority to seniors or graduates of the Greenwood Area School District in Perry County, second preference to residents of Perry County and children of employees of the Fish and Boat Commission and then other residents of Pennsylvania.
Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in an approved institution of higher learning with a stated objective of studying one of the environmental disciplines at the undergraduate or graduate level.
A written application is required and the scholarship selection will be based on an applicant's potential, his or her interest in conservation education and demonstrated commitment to conservation.
For more information, visit the Ralph W. Abele Conservation Scholarships webpage for applications and background. Send applications to Gary Moore, Fish and Boat Commission, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.