WCLT Announces Earth Day Essay Contest and Scholarships
WESTBOROUGH The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announces two scholarships of $1000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors and to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. The contest runs March 2 – April 1..
To apply, WHS seniors can get contest details and scholarship forms from the WHS guidance office as of March 2. WHS seniors must submit their Earth Day essays and scholarship applications to the WHS guidance office no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Graduating seniors who reside in Westborough and attend a different high school can get contest details and scholarship forms online at the Westborough Community Land Trust web site (follow the links below). They must submit their Earth Day essays and scholarship applications on paper by regular mail to the following address, to be received by April 1, 2015: WCLT, P.O. Box 838, Westborough, MA 01581.
Earth Day essays should be 500-750 words and address one of these three topics:
An environmental issue in Westborough
Describe an environmental issue that affects a natural resource in Westborough. Propose a solution that would address this issue and/or describe activities in which you have been involved that have worked towards solving this particular problem.
An experience or place in Westborough
Describe an experience or place in Westborough that has brought you close to nature or has inspired you to see the world from an environmentally conscious perspective. Explain why and note anything you have done or plan to do as a result.
Protection of Westborough's natural heritage and special places
Describe a place in Westborough that you think is especially important to protect, and explain why. Propose ways to protect or sustain this place or others that are part of Westborough's natural heritage, and describe how you have helped or can help.
Seniors do not need to be planning an environmental emphasis in their future studies or career in order to be eligible for the contest and scholarships.
WCLT urges Westborough residents to tell their friends and neighbors about the Earth Day Essay Contest and WCLT scholarships.