Lake George scholarship available

— The Lake George Land Conservancy is now accepting essays from high school seniors for its second annual scholarship program.

One high school senior will receive $750; an additional $250 will be awarded to the winner’s school’s science program.

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity,” said Nancy Williams, LGLC’s executive director, “and hope that through this scholarship we can make a difference for an aspiring student as they move on to college or on another post-high school path.

“The prize is split between the student and their school because we also realize the need for funds in schools,” continued Williams. “The award may allow for addition equipment or for a field trip opportunity that may generate an interest in our natural world.”

Eligibility is restricted to high school seniors, including home-school students, whose school district lies mostly within the Lake George watershed — Bolton, Lake George and Ticonderoga school districts. Students who are year-round residents of Hulett's Landing are also eligible.

To apply, students must submit an essay between 1,000 and 2,000 words addressing this year’s question: “What will Lake George be like 200 years from now? What will your descendants be doing on and around Lake George, and how will their experiences on Lake George be different from yours today?”

Essays must be received by April 1 and should be submitted via email to hbartonbenedict@lglc.org. A sub-committee of the Lake George Land Conservancy board of directors and staff will determine the winner. Essays will be judged on demonstrated knowledge of Lake George and creativity. Award decisions will be announced by June 1.

For more information contact Helen Barton Benedict, LGLC’s development manager, at 644-9673 or email hbartonbenedict@lglc.org, or visit www.lglc.org/GetInvolved/Scholarship.asp for more details.

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