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Saw Mill Audubon Announces Summer Environmental Scholarships

February 12, 2008

Saw Mill River Audubon is offering summer scholarships for adults and for youth, age 13 to 17, to pursue environmental studies. The application deadline for 2008 scholarships is March 15, 2008, with awards announced on April 1, 2008. The Audubon summer scholarships are not based on financial need. They are awarded based on the interest the applicant has demonstrated in the environment through schoolwork, volunteer work and other activities. Contact Saw Mill River Audubon at (914) 666-6503 for applications or download them from the Audubon’s web site.

Youth 13-17 years old may apply for Larry Light Memorial Scholarships to attend summer environmental study programs and camps. Established by the Light family and friends in 1980, the Larry Light Memorial Scholarship Fund assists young people who wish to attend a summer camp or seminar with an emphasis on the environment. Examples of programs funded in the past include environmental study trips, college level environmental classes, and camps with a primary focus on environmental study or natural history.

Adults can apply for a scholarship to attend environmental education or study programs through the support of the Saw Mill River Audubon’s Adult Scholarships Program. The goal of the adult scholarship is to provide training for teachers and other adults involved in science or environmental education with youth. Several local educators have attended environmental education classes at Pace University and Audubon Ecology Workshops. We are looking for people who will “give back” in some way to our work here in Westchester, especially with our chapter if possible.

Funds are limited. Awards of scholarships will take into account the cost of the program proposed as well as the applicant’s previous involvement in environmental action. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the environment around you this summer!

Applications: Applications may be downloaded from the SMRA web site or they can be requested from the Saw Mill River Audubon office at: (914) 666-6503.

Deadlines: March 15, 2008 is the deadline for both scholarship program applications. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 1, 2008.


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