FOR COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATES AGED 19 - 20
Purpose: to encourage students to pursue careers in conservation by providing hands-on field training experience protecting the treasured resources of America’s National Parks. The scholarship will allow the Student Conservation Association to expand its apprentice crew leader program from urban parks into America’s National Parks.
History: Established in 2010, the scholarship is a tribute to Sara “Sally” Shallenberger Brown. It was created to showcase Ms. Brown's dedication to the environment and ensure that her legacy will continue in perpetuity. A member of the Glenview Garden Club of Louisville, Kentucky since 1939, Sally Brown has given many years of active and influential service to environmental issues and conservation organizations on a local, national, and global level. The scholarship both commemorates Sally’s 100th birthday and honors the centennial of the National Park Service. The Brown scholarship was established in partnership with the Student Conservation Association, which was itself founded by Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam, a member of the Bennington Garden Club of Bennington, Vermont.
Provisions: Provides $3000 for one student annually for field training as an SCA crew leader apprentice. It is the hope of the scholarship’s founders that following this experience—and with enhanced technical and interpersonal skills gained from it—students will go on to become crew leaders or pursue related careers in environmental education or outdoor leadership training. Eligibility: Open to college undergraduates aged 19 to 20
To Apply: Applications are accepted by mail only and must be received at the SCA office in Charlestown, New Hampshire, by February 15. For an application and instructions, click here.  PLEASE NOTE: The original application form was created using a text-formatting shortcut called a macro. If you download the document into Microsoft Word, you may receive a warning message that "macros can contain viruses." This one does not, but you can choose to "disable" the macro function and still open and use the same form.
Selection: Selection is by the Student Conservation Association in conjunction with the GCA Scholarship Committee. Fund: The Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship is managed by the Garden Club of America and administered by the Student Conservation Association.
Contact: Connie Yates, Garden Club of America, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1006. Phone: 212-753-8287, fax: 212-753-0134, email: email@example.com .
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