Tuesday, August 10, 2021

SEEDS Selects Jacob Mohring 2021 Student Scholarship Winner For Best Sustainability Essay

SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania (SEEDS) awarded a $1,000 Sustainability Scholarship and a Certificate to Jacob Mohring, a 2021 graduate of Stroudsburg High School, for the best sustainability essay addressing the issue of resiliency of Pennsylvania’s small businesses. 

Click Here to read his essay or watch Jacob read the essay the SEEDS YouTube Channel

This scholarship is made to honor the memory of Michael “Jake” Burkhardt, Western Wayne Class of 2015, who worked with SEEDS as a high school student. He was attending Keystone College majoring in wildlife biology when he was a passenger in a fatal car accident. 

SEEDS Scholarship Committee member David Ford, Jacob, his father Andrew Mohring, and SEEDS Board Chair Kathy Dodge were at the award presentation ceremony at Promised Land State Park on August 9th. 

Jacob plans on attending University of Scranton this fall to major in Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology. 

He has enjoyed being involved in Science Olympiad (President), Future Business Leader of America (National First Place Winner), Stroudsburg High School Cross Country, Health Science Club, Stroudsburg High School Marching Band (Section Leader), Stroudsburg Jazz Band, Boy Scouts of America (Patrol Leader & Eagle Scout), Church Altar Server, Future Health Professionals (Vice President), and Math Club. 

He has also volunteered for the National Honor Society, Key Club, Hospital Volunteering, and Church Soup Kitchen. 

“I am very grateful and honored to have been selected as this year's scholarship recipient,” Jacob said.

This scholarship is fully supported by donations from the Burkhardt family and SEEDS ongoing crowdfunding campaign.

Visit the Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support Of NE PA for more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events.

(Photo: SEEDS Scholarship Committee member David Ford, SEEDS Board Chair Kathy Dodge, scholarship winner Jacob, his father Andrew Mohring at Promised Land State Park.)

[Posted: August 10, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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