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2018 Scholarship Offering

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 Franklin R. Myers Scholarship

4th Annual

Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc. (ACRES) is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving New Jersey graduating high school senior who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.

The Franklin R. Myers Scholarship was established by ACRES in 2015 to honor the memory of the late esteemed educator and conservationist, Franklin R. Myers. For over thirty years as a biology teacher at Bernards High School, this visionary educator inspired and motivated a generation of students in conservation, land stewardship and wildlife management principles.

As creator of New Jersey’s first-in-state living laboratory–BHS Nature Trail and Wildlife Sanctuary–on the school’s six-acre pocket woodland, Franklin Myers’ passion for teaching and preserving the environment encouraged young minds while serving as a role model for the community.  The successful multi-curriculum program was recognized as a prestigious school and community project for decades.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on academic performance as well as having demonstrated leadership, concern for the environment and commitment to the community.

Eligibility requirements and scholarship application can be found at:

Deadline:  May 15, 2018                                                                                                                                                    Winner announced by May 31, 2018

 ACRES, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization was founded in 2013.  We work as a catalyst to help educate and inspire individuals and community groups to seek environmentally sustainable land use practices.  ACRES supports educational efforts to promote and protect rapidly vanishing pocket woodlands. The existence of these woodlands heightens our awareness that man and nature are inextricably linked.

Click below for printable formats of the application:

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