Delaware Highlands Conservancy accepting scholarship applications

Milford. Students attending Delaware Valley High School looking to pursue a career in education or environmental stewardship are eligible to apply.

| 03 Jan 2024 | 04:53

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is now accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the Vanessa Joy Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania, including the Wallenpaupack Area, Honesdale, Delaware Valley, and Western Wayne school districts.

In 2015, the Conservancy established the scholarship in memory of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder. A recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in education, Van Gorder was passionate about the outdoors and loved exploring the lakes, rivers, and forests of the Upper Delaware River Region with her friends and family. The scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship.

Students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor for transmittal to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Scholarship Committee by March 22, 2024. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit