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PRAS College Scholarship For Environmental Studies

Applications Due March 1, 2019

Do you know a college student from Charlotte, DeSoto, Polk, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, or Hardee County, FL in their junior or senior year studying an environmentally related field? If so, they may be eligible to receive a PRAS sponsored scholarship. Up to two highly qualified college students will be awarded $1,000 each. If you are or know a college student with professional goals to pursue an environmentally related career, enrolled in a 4-year college, with a declared environmentally related major (e.g. conservation biology, environmental education, wildlife conservation, zoology) they may be eligible to apply for the Peace River Audubon Society Scholarship for Environmental Studies. Deadline for application is March 1, 2019.

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PRAS believes that recognition for excellence is vital to fostering a new generation of environmental stewards. To encourage students from our region to pursue a degree in environmental studies, the PRAS Scholarship for Environmental Education was established in 2008, thanks to a generous donation from LaDonna Kennedy who, upon her passing, donated $5,000. Thanks to the generosity of donations from several members and others accumulated through PRAS’s yearly Bird-a-thon, the fund has gradually grown. However, without additional funds the award amount and frequency will be limited. It is our hope that this fund can continue to grow, thereby allowing for continued and additional scholarships. Please consider donating now and, like Ms. Kennedy, leaving a legacy by amending your will to include the PRAS Scholarship Fund. Your gift will be enjoyed in our community by generations to come. For more information contact us at

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