The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival announces the 2013 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship. Nancy received her education in wildlife management from Humboldt State University. She loved the outdoors and her hobbies included birding and wildflower identification. She was a member of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Core Team and was devoted to the educational mission of the festival and an active participant in the Festival since its inception in 1991. During many years of the festival, she coordinated both the gyotaku (fish printing) and the King Size viewing aquarium. Nancy believed strongly in the values of high quality natural resource education for people of all ages.
The $1500 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing higher education in natural resources (i.e. fisheries, forestry, wildlife, botany, geology, soil sciences, watershed sciences, ecology, and environmental education/recreation). The Salmon Festival is also 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.
Applicants must attend high school in one of the following Washington State counties to compete for the scholarship:
Students must have attained a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year college Or university by the time the scholarship is awarded. The $1500 will be sent directly to the school financial aid office and dispersed as the school requires.