Environmental council awards scholarships
The Washington Environmental Council has awarded a total of $11,000 to local students through three scholarship and sponsorship programs.
The Mary Anne Erichsen College Scholarship provides qualified college students who major in an environmental field with up to $2,000 to help with tuition, room and board and other educational expenses.
In addition, a summer awards program of up to $1,000 is available for participation in environmentally oriented programs such as Outward Bound.
This year, each recipient of the scholarship received $1,500.
In addition, WEC presented the third annual Environmental Leadership Award in the amount of $500 to Marin Keefe, a senior who has shown exceptional leadership, scholarship and community service in relation to the environment during her time at Shepaug.
This year, the council introduced a new program sponsoring Washington students for a one-week summer camp experience at the Pratt Nature Center in New Milford.
Six students received a sponsorship for a total award of $1,500.