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2016 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

January 25th, 2016 in Salmon Fest News

Do you know an aspiring biologist or natural resource student who would benefit from a $1500 tuition scholarship from an accredited college or university? Eligible 2016 graduating high school seniors may apply now for the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival’s Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

The 2016 scholarship will be awarded to a North Central Washington graduating high school senior pursuing a college education in a natural resource field (biology, forestry, botany, fisheries, geology, ecology, environmental education, etc.). The Nancy Duree Memorial Scholarship was established by the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival in memory of Nancy Duree, 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 internet at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival website, www.salmonfest.org.

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 26th celebration. All events are free on family day, September 17th, 2016.

“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.”