Jacobs Creek Watershed Association announces scholarship
The Jacobs Creek Watershed Association announced it will awarding a scholarship to one area senior this year as part of its outreach efforts into the local communities.
Jacob's Creek Watershed Association executive director Patty Miller submitted the idea for the scholarship, which was then adopted by the association and the board of directors.
“This is the first year that we are offering the scholarship,” Miller said. “We are hoping that this will be another way to bring some exposure to our programs.”
The scholarship will be available to students who are already enrolled or planning to pursue a career field in environmental science, engineering or a science related course of study.
The applicant must be attending a high school that lies within the Jacob's Creek Watershed Area or that lives in the watershed area.
“We opened it to all students and schools within the watershed,” Miller said, adding that application forms have already been mailed to the Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville, Frazier, Greensburg Central Catholic, Yough and Geibel Catholic high schools.
“The guidance counselors that I talked to are all excited to have this to offer,” Miller said.
The scholarship is just another way for the group to bring awareness to its mission and its programs, while addressing an age group that it normally hasn't focused on until now.
“We wanted to try to come up with something to interest teenagers,” Miller said. “We have a lot of programs that are offered to younger children, but nothing in that age range.”
Applicants must have already completed their junior year of high school and already been accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in an educational institution of higher learning on at least a part time basis.
Applicants also must complete the application and submit a short essay as to why they are entering their chosen field.
All completed applications will then be reviewed by members of the Jacobs Creek Board of Directors.
“We are excited to be able to offer this scholarship,” Miller said, adding the funding for the scholarship is made possible through funds raised at the association's annual golf outing which will be September 13.
Miller said that they hope to one day offer a larger scholarship or multiple scholarships.
“We are starting out small, but we hope to make it much bigger,” she said.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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