Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship
The mission of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is to create responsible caretakers of our environment. Through quality educational programs for the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Valley, the Museum promotes knowledge and appreciation of our natural world and the dynamic role of human interaction in its well-being.
Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship Candidates
To be considered for the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• A graduating senior from Cornwall Central High School
• Accepted at a two-year or four-year college or university
• Demonstrated interest in caring for the environment and a commitment to environmental pursuits
• Children and other relatives of HHNM Board of Trustee and HHNM staff members are NOT eligible

Application Instructions
TO APPLY:

1. Complete this application.

2. Submit two letters of recommendation. One letter may be from a teacher and the other must be from a non-family adult who is aware of your work and/or interest in the environment. Current members of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Board of Trustees and Professional Staff are not eligible to provide letters of recommendation. The letters must emailed to acrawford@hhnm.org or mailed to HHNM, PO Box 451, Cornwall, NY 12518 (postmarked no later than May 6, 2019.)

Applicant Information
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CCHS Guidance Counselor Name *
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Which college or university do you plan to attend in 2019-2020 school year? *
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Application Questions
Please complete each of the following questions pertaining to your environmental pursuits. Please limit short-answer responses no more than 150 words each.
Please list activities and experiences that have significantly contributed to your interest in the environment. This list may include school classes and/or activities, volunteer work, participation in projects with groups such as scouts or 4-H, formal or informal outdoor activities (camp, family outings) and other personal experiences. Please indicate the length of time you were involved in each activity. *
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Choose one or two items from your list of activities and discuss how they influenced your views and concerns regarding the need to care for the environment. *
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Think about the person who has most influenced your attitudes about the environment and tell us how and why. *
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How do you envision your future role as a steward of the environment in college and beyond? *
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Application Validation
I hereby acknowledge that the information submitted herein is true, correct and complete. I understand that the proceeds of any scholarship received will be payable to me and disbursed in two separate payments of five hundred dollars ($500) each pending fall and spring enrollment.

In the event that I am awarded a scholarship, I authorize the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to publicize my name, image and quotations and the amount of the award without limitations.

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