Winners of the 2017 St. Clair Regional Conservation Authority scholarships have been named.
The scholarships are presented to graduating high school students continuing education in a conservation related field. Both academic achievement and involvement with the environment as considered when selecting recipients.
In total, $3,000 was awarded across the St. Clair region.
The A.W Campbell Memorial Scholarships went to Monique Benedict from Strathroy and District Collegiate Institute and Emily Fraser from Great Lakes Secondary School. Benedict will be studying food and agricultural business at the University of Guelph and Fraser will be studying fish and wildlife technology at Fleming College.
Nicole Delmage from North Lambton Secondary School received the Mary Jo Arnold Conservation Scholarship and will be studying biological science at the University of Guelph.
Jillian Ball from Lambton Kent Composite School received the Tony Stranak Conservation Scholarship and will be studying environmental management at Ridgetown College.
“These scholarships are one of the ways we assist in the education of tomorrow’s conservationists and to encourage young people to take an active role in the important environmental issues that face our society,” said Steve Arnold, chairman of the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority.
The scholarships are made possible through trust funds established by the St. Clair Region Conservation Foundation and its donors.