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2015 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

January 21st, 2015 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Leavenworth, Wash.— Do you know of an aspiring biologist who would benefit from a $1500 scholarship for tuition from an accredited college or university?

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is now accepting applications for the Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship from 2015 graduating high school seniors.

The scholarship will be awarded to a North Central Washington 2015 graduating high school senior pursuing a college education in a natural resource field (biology, forestry, botany, fisheries, geology, ecology, environmental education, etc.) The annual scholarship is dedicated in memory of Nancy Duree, who was an active partner in the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival since its inception, and a champion of natural resource education for both children and adults.

Applicants must attend a high school in one of the following counties to compete for the scholarship: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan or Yakima. The successful candidate will be selected based upon their academic record, community commitment, essay, references and financial need.

Applications must be postmarked by April 15th and may be downloaded from the Salmon Fest website Scholarship page.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery and Chelan County PUD host the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival and invite you to join us for this year’s 25th celebration. All events are free on family day, September 19th, 2015.

“The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is dedicated to providing high quality natural resource education, promoting outdoor recreation, and sharing the cultural significance of the salmon to the people of the Northwest.”