Monday, January 25, 2010

PA CleanWays Accepting Applications For Sue Wiseman Scholarship, Litter Hawk Awards

PA CleanWays is now accepting applications for the $1,000 Sue Wiseman Scholarship and the Litter Hawk Youth Award Program.
The Sue Wiseman Scholarship is open to Pennsylvania youth, ages 16-21, who have initiated and carried out a personal project that addresses littering, illegal dumping, recycling, proper disposal, beautification of an area to deter illegal dumping, or public education that addresses one of the other listed topics.
Applications and project requirements are due May 1.
The scholarship is named for Sue Wiseman, whose own commitment and dedication to a cleaner environment led to the founding of PA CleanWays, a statewide nonprofit organization empowering people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Pennsylvania.
Litter Hawk Award
The Litter Hawk program gives youth an opportunity to express their concern about littering and illegal dumping, and preventative measures such as recycling, proper disposal, beautification, and stewardship through visual arts, language arts, and community outreach.
Nominations are due March 31.
This program includes two age groups, 10 and under and 11 to 18, and is ideal for organized youth groups, a classroom activity, or an individual project.
Entries will be judged on creativity and the project’s ability to convey the chosen subject. Three winning entries in each age group will receive gift cards to a bookstore in the amount of $75 (10 and under) and $100 (11-18).
Awards will be announced during Earth Month (April). The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program is not open to PA CleanWays employees or the immediate relatives of PA CleanWays employees. Only one entry per youth allowed.
Program brochures are available by submitting an online request form on the PA CleanWays website or by contacting the PA CleanWays’ office toll free at 877-772-3673.
Since 1990, PA CleanWays has facilitated over 1,000 illegal dump cleanups resulting in the removal of over 11,635 tons of trash, 2,224 tons of scrap metal and 401,490 tires statewide. PA CleanWays community-based approach has involved more than 50,600 volunteers.

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