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The Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District Opposes Compass Business Park!

 

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Scholarships

Click Here to Download 2022 Scholarship Application

Applications Due Feb. 1, 2022
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Emily Dickett

2019 Winner: Emily Dickett

Emily Dickett, the daughter of James and Julie of Western Springs, will receive the 2019 Allan MayMemorial Conservation EducationScholarship in memory Allan May who served as the Will-South Cook USDA-NRCS District Conservationist for 30 years. 

Emily is a student at the Lyons Township High School. She plans to study environmental engineering with a minor or double major in Spanish. Emily is involved in many school and community sponsored activities such as cross country soccer, tutoring, math team, church youth group, yearbook, and is very proud of being a part of the Lyons Township Community Advisory Council, which has sparked her interest in policy and lawmaking. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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