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Edie Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 22, 2011. Apply now!

Esther EdieThe South Dakota Resources Coalition has established the $500 Esther Edie Memorial Scholarship to be awarded yearly to a junior or senior interested in environmental work and attending any college or university in South Dakota. Applicants should have a major in biology, wildlife, geography, sociology, environmental science or environmental law, or be able to show how their major will lead upon graduation to work in environmental concerns. Applicants must have at least one year remaining before graduation and at least a 3.0 GPA.

The winner will be notified by May 7, 2011.

Applicants must fill out the application form. Along with the form, the applicant must include an official transcript of grades, three references who can attest to their character, abilities in their field of study, communications skills, interest in environmental protection, and a 200- to 500-word statement of career goals in the environment and how the degree they are working on will facilitate those goals.

Funds for this scholarship, established in 2007, were received in memorial for Esther Edie, a long-time South Dakota advocate for environmental matters, and include a generous donation from Safe Energy Alternatives. Esther Edie believed it was important for South Dakotans to work together for clean air, clean water, and a clean environment. This scholarship, along with the many environmental projects she led or participated in during her lifetime, is her legacy. By helping students fund their remaining college work, it is hoped this scholarship will help continue Esther Edie’s important work.

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