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Ruth Oja Environmental Scholarship

Established by the Red Hook Town Conservation Advisory Council in honor of Ruth Oja, this scholarship is available to students who are residents of Red Hook, NY who are college bound graduating high school seniors or the home-schooled equivalent pursuing studies in environmental science or a related discipline or who have demonstrated a sensitivity to the environment through leadership/participation in pro-environmental programs like recycling, land conservancy, environmental cleanup projects, etc. This scholarship shall be applied to tuition costs at an accredited college university or trade school. 

Amount of Award(s):
$500

Number of Awards:
1

Type of Award:
One-time non renewable scholarship payable to school

Current High School:
Red Hook High School

Current Level of Education:
High School Senior

Eligibility Requirements:
- Residents of Red Hook, NY who are college bound graduating high school seniors or the home-schooled equivalent
- Pursuing studies in environmental science or a related discipline or who have demonstrated a sensitivity to the environment through leadership/participation in pro-environmental programs like recycling, land conservancy, environmental cleanup projects, etc.

Application Details:

With your completed Online Application you will also need to attach the following:

- Essay discussing your career goals, personal values, and community service (typed, limit to one page or 500 words).
- Most recent high school transcript.
- Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Two current letters of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. These letters must have been written within the last six months.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted online with all attachments by May 1.


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$ Cover processing fees

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