Camden County high school seniors graduating in June 2015 are eligible to apply by March 15 for a new scholarship being awarded by Sustainable Cherry Hill, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that works to build a sustainable South Jersey community.
Students who are seeking to pursue post-secondary education in sustainability, a field that supports sustainable living or those seeking to be change agents in the world around them are eligible to apply for the award. Up to three scholarships of $500 are available and will be awarded in spring 2015.
“Leadership in sustainability is vital in society today as we search for solutions to the challenges of climate change, economy, health and wellness and the many issues that affect the lives of our children and our children’s children,” said Brenda Jorett, Sustainable Cherry Hill board member and communications director who proposed the scholarships to the executive board. “It is our hope that this complex and critical field will have ongoing generations of critical thinkers and leaders who will forge cutting-edge theories and solutions to global sustainability issues.”
Students should review the instructions and application requirements on the Sustainable Cherry Hill website, www.sustainablecherryhill.org/scholarship-leadership-in-sustainability.
Applications and supporting material required will be reviewed by an impartial panel with the winner or winners being announced at the sixth Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival at Croft Farm on Saturday, April 25.