Applicants of the Utom Conservation Fund Scholarship must be high school seniors, junior college students or undergraduate college or university students. Applicant must reside in the Utom River Watershed. Special consideration will be given to tribal members (including unrecognized tribes). Please submit an essay explaining your passion for the environment and the Utom River Watershed. If you have participated in a project in the past demonstrating your interest in the environment, please describe. If this is new to you that’s wonderful – we would love to hear about your passion and what you want to do with it. (500 words or less preferred).
The Utom Conservation Fund is managed by a consortium of groups that are dedicated to protecting the Utom River and its watershed in southern California. We are passionate about the region, its wildlife, culture, botany and waters. In an effort to further protections and interest for this remarkable landscape we are dedicating a portion of our funds to students that share our passion for the natural world and the cultural integrity of the area.