January 20, 2021

College scholarship opportunity from Friends of Neal Smith NWR

Scholarship available to a local student pursuing conservation or environmental studies

Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, a volunteer group supporting the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, offers a $1,000 annual renewable scholarship for a graduating student from an area high school. One student will be awarded the scholarship each year. Eligible students are graduating seniors from the following high schools: Bondurant-Farrar, Colfax-Mingo, Newton, PCM, Pella, Pella Christian and Southeast Polk.

Students receiving the award may renew for up to an additional three years at $1,000 for each year. Requirements are based on high school academic records, college academic achievement and the understanding that the student works toward a 2- or 4-year degree in conservation or environmental related studies.

Scholarship requirements and application are available on the Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge website at tallgrass.org.

The deadline for applications is April 23.