Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Accepting Applications For College Scholarships

On January 6, the
Delaware Highlands Conservancy announced it is accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship for $1,175 and the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. 

Applications are due March 26.

Both scholarships are open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania. These include Hancock Central, Deposit Central, Eldred, Monticello, and Sullivan West in NY, and Wallenpaupack Area, Honesdale, and Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania.

The Yeaman Scholarship has been given annually since 2004 to a student planning to pursue a field in environmental studies in college, in honor of the Conservancy’s founder, Barbara Yeaman.

In 2015, the Conservancy established the Memorial Scholarship in honor of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder. A recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in education, Vanessa was passionate about the outdoors and loved exploring the lakes, rivers, and forests of the Upper Delaware River Region with her friends and family. 

The Conservancy established this scholarship in Vanessa’s memory and to honor her dream of becoming an educator. The scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship.

Students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship Committee. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May.

Visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Scholarships webpage for all the details.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Learn about the Green Lodging Partnership initiative.  Click Here to support their work.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is committed to sustaining our rural quality of life and focused on the connections between local citizens, a healthy environment, and a strong local economy.  It has permanently protected over 18,000 acres of working farms and forests, clean waters and wildlife habitat in the Upper Delaware region.

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[Posted: January 6, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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