$2,000 Climate Leadership scholarships available

  • Wed Feb 26th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by The San Juan Preservation Trust

The San Juan Preservation Trust is offering two $2,000 scholarships this spring to graduating high school seniors who are San Juan County residents and attend high school in the San Juan Islands.

The scholarships are intended to recognize and encourage students in our island communities who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, effort, and imagination in addressing the issue of climate change, and who plan a course of collegiate study that equips them to amplify their climate-focused endeavors — whether through scientific inquiry, the arts, media, or other forms of active community engagement.

“Climate change is already altering ecosystems on the lands that the Preservation Trust conserves and stewards,” said SJPT board member Michael Popiwny. “With these scholarships, we want to recognize and encourage young people who are responding to the climate crisis with courage and leadership, and who will in the future help us all address our changing climate.”

Full details and application instructions are available at sjpt.org/scholarships. Applications are due by April 1.

About the San Juan Preservation Trust

Founded by a group of island citizens in 1979, the San Juan Preservation Trust is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nationally accredited land trust dedicated to helping people and communities conserve natural and scenic land in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. The Preservation Trust is not affiliated with any government agency and does not receive tax revenue. Financial support comes from the voluntary contributions of some 3,000 private individuals, families and foundations. Connect with us online at www.sjpt.org.