Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Apply Soon For The Delaware Highlands Conservancy Yeaman Student Scholarship

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy annually offers the Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to eligible high school seniors.
Eligible school districts include Hancock, Sullivan West, Monticello, Deposit Central, and Eldred in New York, and Honesdale, Delaware Valley, and Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.
The scholarship has been awarded since 2004 to a student planning to pursue a field in environmental studies in college.
Given in honor of the Conservancy’s founder, Barbara Yeaman, the scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania.
Barbara Yeaman, the 2012 recipient of the PA Land Trust Alliance Lifetime Conservation Achievement award, understands that protecting our earth into the future means educating our kids today.
The scholarship embodies Barbara’s vision and the dedication of our members to protect our special Upper Delaware River region now and for future generations. In 2013, the Conservancy awarded a scholarship to Katie Krause, and in 2014, to Kristen DeVilliers.
How To Apply
Students should contact their guidance counselors for a scholarship application, which are disbursed to schools each February and must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Scholarship Committee by the end of March. Recipients of the scholarship are notified at the end of April.
Funds for the scholarship are made available due to generous donations by Barbara Yeaman’s friends and family, and collected at a summer party and fundraiser hosted by Scholarship Committee Chair, Don Downs.  The scholarship event celebrates Barbara’s lifelong dedication to protecting the Upper Delaware River region. Make a donation in support of the Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010, or send an email to: info@delawarehighlands.org.

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