Conservation District Accepting Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship Applications

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The Warren County Conservation District will be accepting Ralph G. Eckert and Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship applications until March 1, 2022 by 4 p.m.

The Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship is awarded annually by the Warren County Conservation District to a deserving county student planning to continue her/his education in a conservation-related field or service.

This scholarship is named for Ralph Eckert, who served in the Soil Conservation Service in Warren County from 1950-1966.

A Penn State graduate in Forestry, Mr. Eckert devoted his entire life to conservation issues. He was a frequent lecturer and instructor of youth on proper stewardship of our natural resources. He was also active in the Boy Scout movement, wrote columns for the local newspaper, and contributed articles to outdoor magazines.

In addition, Mr. Eckert was instrumental in planning and developing the Outdoor Ecology Lab at Eisenhower High School. The Conservation District is proud to offer this scholarship in his name, to promote the love of the outdoors, and the conservation of natural resources through education.

In addition, The Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs has entrusted the Warren County Conservation District with the responsibility of awarding their scholarships. This opportunity is available to high school seniors residing in Warren County who wish to enter college to pursue an environmental degree.

Students can each apply for both scholarships. If you need additional information or an application package, please contact the Warren County Conservation District office at 814-726-1441 or www.wcconservation.net. Students should also inquire at their high school’s guidance office.