Craig County high school seniors and college students interested in or studying wildlife conservation and forestry related fields are eligible to apply for one the Appalachian Habitat Association scholarships (AHA) being offered this spring.
The non-profit AHA is offering five scholarships that will be awarded to students who will or are planning to pursue an education that will lead to a two-year or higher degree in a course of study associated with Forestry, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Habitat Management, Conservation Resources, Conservation Criminal Justice or a similar field associated with improving wildlife habitat or protecting wildlife.
Students from the Counties of Botetourt, Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Craig, Highland and Rockbridge, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro are also eligible for the scholarships.
The non-profit AHA will accept applications from 2021 graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students currently enrolled in programs at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Va. Tech or an institution with an accredited program as identified above.
Scholarships in the amount of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 (2) and $1,000 will be awarded to the top five applicants, respectively. A Rocky Forge Wind and Apex Clean Energy grant to AHA supports the scholarship program.
Applications may also be downloaded from the AHA website at https://appalachianhabitat.org/scholarships.
Fully completed applications should be returned to the mailing address on the application or by email at [email protected] by May 31, 2021.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 540-339-0622.
- Submitted by Ed McCoy, AHA Secretary & Scholarship Committee Member