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Friends of Euclid Creek Announces Fourth Environmental Studies Scholarship

Do you know a high school senior or college student interested in or pursuing an environmental degree? If that student lives in or has lived in a Euclid Creek Watershed community we've got a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for you! Please take some time over the holiday break to get the word out about this great opportunity and/or to work on your scholarship application.

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC), a grass-roots, non-profit charitable organization which advocates for the health of the Euclid Creek watershed, is pleased to announce the availability of its fourth annual scholarship in environmental studies. This scholarship was created in order to aid one deserving student in his/her pursuit of a degree or certificate in environmental studies, field biology, or any scientific field related to watershed health.

FOEC is currently seeking applications from high school seniors or college students who are passionate about their study of the environment. At least one $1,000.00 scholarship - earmarked for educational purposes - will be awarded in May, 2017.

Applicants must not have received a previous scholarship from the Friends of Euclid Creek. FOEC prefers a student who attends or has attended a school located in Beachwood, Cleveland, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, South Euclid, Willoughby Hills, or Mayfield Village - the communities in the Euclid Creek watershed. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their background and their potential to make a contribution to environmental studies or a related field.

Interested students must submit a one to two-page letter describing their career goals, past volunteer work related to environmental studies, and significant achievements to date. Applicants also must provide a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community member.

All application materials must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2017. They should be mailed to the Friends of Euclid Creek at P.O. Box 21384, South Euclid, Ohio 44121, unless the applicant has reached an agreement with FOEC to submit them via email. Applicants must also be willing to interview with FOEC members, upon request.

Questions concerning the scholarship or application process may be directed to FOEC member Jeanette Evans via email at: jeanette.evans@sbcglobal.net. Information may also be obtained at the organization's website: http://www.euclidcreekwatershed.org/euclid-creek/programs/foec-scholarship.

The Friends of Euclid Creek organization is again delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity and looks forward to helping a passionate student realize his or her educational aspirations.

The Friends of Euclid Creek's mission is to raise awareness about and preserve the natural features of the Euclid Creek watershed.

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