Conservancy Accepting Scholarship Applications

Conservancy Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship and the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship

The Conservancy wants to help you toward a future career in education or in environmental stewardship.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship

The Conservancy annually offers the “Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000 to eligible high school seniors. 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: Hancock, Sullivan West, Monticello, Deposit Central, and Eldred in New York, and Honesdale, Delaware Valley, and Wallenpaupack in 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. Funds for the scholarship are made available due to generous donations by Barbara Yeaman’s friends and family.

 

The Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship

The Conservancy established this scholarship in 2015 in memory of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder, who tragically lost her life on December 26, 2014. A recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in education, Vanessa was passionate about the outdoors and loved exploring the lakes, rivers, and forests of the Upper Delaware River Region with her friends and family. The scholarship honors her dream of becoming an educator, and helps another student pursue his or her educational goals.

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year will be awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship. The scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania: Hancock, Sullivan West, Monticello, Deposit Central, and Eldred in New York, and Honesdale, Delaware Valley, and Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.

For both scholarships, students should contact their guidance counselors for a scholarship application, which must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship Committee in March. Recipients of the scholarship are notified in early May.

For more information or to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010, or send an email to bethany@delawarehighlands.org.

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