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2017 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

January 31st, 2017 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 2017 graduating high school seniors may apply now for the 2017 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival’s Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

The 2017 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 Washington State 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, 2017, and may be downloaded from the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival website on the 2017 Nancy Duree Scholarship page.

“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.”