In 2017, Protect Geauga Parks created a Conservation Scholarship in honor of former Geauga Park District Board member, the late Bob McCullough. Scholarships are awarded to assist students in Geauga County who are graduating in the current academic year and plan to study the natural sciences at an accredited college or university. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2019 in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarships are intended to support students who have an interest in studying the natural or environmental sciences and have demonstrated a commitment to conservation through extra-curricular activities, projects or part time employment.
How to apply for a scholarship
Applications should include:
•A letter expressing interest in being considered for the scholarship including your contact information (address, phone, e-mail)
•An essay of 500 – 1000 words that describes how your project or activities demonstrate the importance of conservation to you
•Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s relevant experience.
Applications are due by 6:00PM Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by October 18, 2019. Public announcement of the scholarships will take place at the 2019 Protect Geauga Parks Heroes of Conservation Reception on November 10, 2019. Those awarded scholarships will be invited to attend the Reception to accept the award.
Each scholar will be asked to give a short acceptance speech at the Reception.
For detailed information about the scholarships and the application process, please download the Conservation Scholarship flier at the link below.