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Conservation Achievement Scholarship
The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.
This opportunity is available to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources.
Three scholarships, of $2,000.00 each, will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. These scholarships are one-time awards that are not renewable. Scholarship funds may be used for the following expenses related to the two- or four-year college or university degree that the scholarship recipient is pursuing: tuition; college/university fees; textbooks; room and board at the college/university. Funds are mailed directly to the college/university of the successful applicants.
Applicant must be:
- a senior in an Illinois high school during the year of the scholarship award
- an Illinois resident
- able to provide specific examples of voluntary, effective contributions to Illinois’ natural resources throughout his/her high school enrollment
- enrolling in a two- or four-year college or university program of study in the calendar year of his/her high school graduation
- a student in good standing at his/her high school and possess a 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (3.1 grade point average or better on a 5.0 scale).
Applications must be received by the Illinois Conservation Foundation by November 30, 2013.
The name, school and city of all Conservation Achievement Scholarship recipients will be used by the Illinois Conservation Foundation in publicity and marketing materials for the program, and by submitting the application, you agree to this policy.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Conservation Achievement Scholarship
2014 Application Form
Please follow these instructions.
File Title Format: last name first name ScholarshipApplication2014
Example: For applicant “John Doe” use DoeJohnScholarshipApplication2014.
- 1. Applications not adhering to these formatting specifications will not be considered.
- The application file must be received by the Illinois Conservation Foundation by November 30, 2013.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
2. The following criteria are used to judge applications. Please include the item number/letter and the question in your response.
2a, Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone (including area code), Cell Phone (including area code), Email, County, High School Name and City
2b. How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity? Web, email, school counselor, teacher, newspaper, friend, other (Please specify.)
2c. Attach a current high school transcript.
2d. Write and attach a 500-word essay explaining why you are qualified to receive this scholarship award. The essay should provide specific examples of how your voluntary efforts in Illinois throughout your high school years have resulted in preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources as well as how these efforts influenced people.
2e. Attach a letter of support from your principal, assistant principal or guidance counselor.
2f. Attach three letters of support from people familiar with your voluntary conservation efforts in Illinois.
2g. Attach a copy of an acceptance letter from a two- or four-year college or university and your student identification number at that college or university. If you are not yet accepted at a college or university, provide the name and address of colleges/universities that have been or will be applied to for enrollment. Should you win the award, receipt of funding will be pending until this information has been submitted.