GODFREY – The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane in Godfrey, is offering scholarships up to $500 to current college students within the Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) district or to high school seniors living in the River Bend.
Seniors that are graduating from one of the following schools are eligible to apply for this TNI higher education scholarship: Alton, Civic Memorial, East Alton-Wood River, Jerseyville, Marquette Catholic and Roxana. Preference will be given to students majoring or who plan to major in environmental science, forestry, natural resources, education, agriculture or related fields. Top consideration will be given to current or former TNI camp counselors and children or grandchildren of TNI members.
Interested individuals should fill out an application and submit a 200-word essay on “what you’ve done or plan to do to promote land conservation and environmental education,” by Friday, April 25. The necessary application can be found on the main page at www.TheNatureInstitute.org. Finalists will be contacted after the deadline for a formal interview in early May.
Past recipients of this scholarship were Rachel Cunningham of Carrollton, Nick Palcheff of Jerseyville, Anthony Kimble of Jerseyville and Elijah Houck of Alton. These students received the 2013 award as a result of their demonstrated commitment to The Nature Institute’s mission to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration and education.
For information, contact TNI by calling the main office at (618) 466-9930 or by emailing info@TheNatureInstitute.org.