Environmental Science Studies Scholarship

Shadow Lake

In recognition of the value we place on stewardship of our natural resources and to encourage the next generation to become active citizens and stewards, the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds offers a $500 scholarship each year. The scholarship supports students who are seeking education beyond high school and who are interested in environmental science studies. The scholarship is administered through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC).

In order to be eligible, a student must:

  • attend an accredited school approved by the federal Title IV funding
  • seek a degree in environmental studies
    (preference is given to students seeking a degree in aquatic environmental study such as watershed management, water resources education or limnology)
  • demonstrate academic achievement
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate community involvement and/or service

The deadline to apply for the next school year is February 1.

The scholarship details can be found in the VSAC Scholarships Booklet under Vermont Lakes and Ponds.

The Vermont Lakes and Ponds scholarship began in 2007 at the suggestion of John Washburn (Parker Pond) and David Wood (Lake Salem) to support students pursuing education in environmental science. The Federation Board approved the idea and worked with VSAC to create this annual award. Each year the scholarship recipient is invited to join us at the Federation’s Lake Seminar in June and Annual Meeting in September.

For more information about the Federation scholarship, please contact us at vtlakesandponds@gmail.com