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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Scholarship application being accepted

  • The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is currently accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the “Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000.
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  • — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is currently accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the "Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship" in the amount of $1,000.
    The scholarship has been awarded annually 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. Last spring, the Conservancy awarded a scholarship to Kelly Frey, now attending West Chester University and majoring in GeoSciences with a focus in Environmental Conservation.
    Students should contact their guidance counselors for a scholarship application. Applications must be submitted through the school's guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Scholarship Committee by March 29, 2013. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 30, 2013.
    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.
    The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, eagles and other wildlife, and locally sustainable economies of the Upper Delaware River region.
    For more information, please call (570) 226-3164, 845-583-1010, or send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org.

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