Are you or do you know a college student interested in pursuing a major or career in the environment? We have a scholarship available!
(Pictured here are the 2015 Paul D. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship Winners, Makenna Anderson (L) and Josh Cinnamon (R))
The application deadline for the Paul D. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship is March 18th, 2016.
This scholarship is designed for students from DuPage, Kane, Kendall or Will Counties pursuing college majors and careers in the environmental fields. Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be a volunteer or associated with The Conservation Foundation, possess a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A., provide details of their academic achievement and an outline of their participation in extracurricular activities, and write a 350 word essay on an environmental topic determined annually by the selection committee.
This scholarship fund was established in 2006 by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President D. “Dewey Pierotti, Jr. and his wife, Leslie, in memory of their late son Paul. “This is a fitting tribute to Paul,” said Mr. Pierotti. “He had a great love of the outdoors, especially for the forest preserves of DuPage County. This scholarship will enable deserving students with similar interests to pursue an education related to nature.”
Click here to download the application.
For more information, contact:
The Pierotti Memorial Scholarship
3000 Woodcreek Dr, Suite 310
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515