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    Friends of Volo Bog Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

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    Offered by Friends of Volo Bog

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 7, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,500

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Friends of Volo Bog Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program is open to academically impressive college students and high school seniors interested in pursuing an environmental career. Applicants must have a permanent residence in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County (Illinois), have attended a high school in one of these counties, and have a minimum B average. If you’re from one of these Illinois counties and planning to pursue an environmental career, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and keep on keeping the world green.

    About Friends of Volo Bog

    Friends of Volo Bog's purpose is to promote citizen awareness of the local natural heritage of Volo Bog State Natural Area, portions of which are dedicated state nature preserves, and to preserve the same through special events, educational and training programs, acquisitions of properties for such purposes and take whatever steps deemed necessary to insure the continued care and preservation of Volo Bog State Natural Area as a natural site.

    Eligibility information

    Applicants must have a permanent residence and have attended a high school in one of the counties listed below, in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Minimum GPA

    3.0

    Academic Interest

    Environmental Science

    State

    Illinois

    County

    Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, Cook County, DuPage County, Kendall County, Will County

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    1-page essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Friends of Volo Bog at [email protected].

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