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Scholarships

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Applications Due Feb. 1, 2019
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Matthew Atherton

2018 Winner: Matthew Atherton

Matthew Atherton, the son of Daniel and Bridget of Plainfield, will receive the 2018 Allan May Memorial Conservation EducationScholarship in memory of  Allan May who served as the Will-South Cook USDA-NRCS District Conservationist for 30 years. 

 Matthew is a student at Plainfield Central High School in Plainfield.  He plans to attend the University of Iowa, at Iowa City, Iowa in the fall where he will study natural resources. Matthew considers our natural environment a gift and is excited to pursue a career in natural resources protection, hoping to share what he learns with others. Matthew is currently employed part-time and is a member of the History Through Film Club. He spends as much time as he can outdoors and particularly enjoys fishing and visiting forest preserves. 

 

 

Lindsay Selfridge

2018 Winner: Lindsay Selfridge

Lindsay Selfridge, the daughter of Christopher and Amy of Lemont, will receive the 2018 Harold Liberman Conservation Education Scholarship in memory of Harold Liberman who served as an Associate Director on the Will-South Cook SWCD from 2004-2017.  

Lindsay is a student at Lemont High School in Lemont.  She plans to attend Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she will study environmental science.  Lindsay plans a career in natural resource conservation that will include working in environmental policy - shaping legislation and regulations for pollution standards, species conservation and environmental management.

 

Lindsay is a member of several honor societies, including Science, Mu Alpha Theta and Tri-M Music. President of the Lemont High School science club, Lindsay is currently leading a project to install a “green” roof on the school building.  Lindsay is also active in her community and through Project Infinite Green is working with industry scientists devoted to the pursuit of clean energy. Lindsay enjoys traveling with her family, kayaking and hiking.

 

 

Lauren Trail

2018 Winner: Lauren Trail

Lauren Trail, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth of Western Springs, will receive the 2018 Everett Moeller Conservation Education Scholarship in memory of  Everett Moeller who served on the Will-South Cook SWCD Board from 1993-2017. 

Lauren is a student at Lyons Township High School in La Grange.  She plans to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan or University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin where she will pursue dual degrees in environmental science and arts.   As a result of studying environmental science in a high school AP course, Lauren has found a passion for natural resources.  She plans to pursue a career that combines both degrees by designing new technologies that create sustainable solutions for the earth.  Lauren has volunteered as physics peer tutor at school and is a member of the Plymouth Fellowship Youth Group at 1st Congregational Church in Western Springs where she participates in mission work. Lauren is also the editor of Menagerie, a student run art and literary school publication.  An award winning artist, Lauren enjoys traveling, camping and down hill skiing.

 

 

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