WCLT Runs Earth Day Essay Contest and Offers Scholarship
- School: Westborough High School
- Class/grade: Senior
- Award: 2011 Westborough Community Land Trust Scholarship
For the sixth year, the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) plans to award a $500 WCLT Scholarship to the winner of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest, which is open to all graduating Westborough High School seniors and runs March 1 – April 1.
Seniors can get contest details and scholarship forms from the Westborough High School (WHS) Guidance Office. Essays and scholarship applications are due to the WHS Guidance Office no later than Friday, April 1, 2011.
To enter the contest, seniors should write an essay of 500-750 words on one of these three topics:
1. An environmental issue in Westborough - Describe an environmental issue that affects a natural resource in Westborough. Propose a solution that would address this issue and/or describe activities in which you have been involved that have worked towards solving this particular problem.
2. Sustainable living in Westborough and beyond - Discuss ways that you and others of your generation could live more sustainably on Earth. If applicable, include a description of changes you have made in your own life that have enabled you or your family to live more sustainably.
3. Protection of Westborough's natural heritage and special places - Describe a place in Westborough that you think is especially
important to protect, and explain why. Discuss what you have done
or propose ways that you could help to protect Westborough's
The WCLT Scholarship will be presented to the winner of the essay contest at the Westborough High School graduation.
Seniors do not need to plan an environmental emphasis in their future studies or career in order in order to enter the contest and apply for the scholarship. WCLT sees environmental awareness and responsibility as an aspect of good citizenship for everyone.
The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is a private, member-supported, nonprofit organization. The trust was established in 1997 to preserve open space in response to increasing development pressures. To date, WCLT has preserved more than 160 acres of land and acts as stewards for close to 400 acres in Westborough.
Submitted by Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT)