The Warren County Conservation District will be accepting Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship applications until April 1.
The 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.
If you need additional information or an application package, contact the Warren County Conservation District office at 726-1441 or www.wcconservation.net. Applications are also available at each high school guidance office or principal's office.