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Albuquerque Open Space Scholarship

Award Amount
$500
Awards Available
1
Deadline
December 31, 2017
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Apprentice Ecologist Open Space Initiative, which is part of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA), has engaged thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around New Mexico in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999.

    Eligibility:
    -Middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university (ages 13-21)
    -Participate in or lead an environmental stewardship project for the benefit of any lands managed or co-managed by the Open Space Division
    -Take a few digital photos of your project in action
    -Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you (750-1,500 words)
    -Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay

    Examples of past projects:
    -Removing and recycling trash from the Open Space foothills or bosque areas
    -Planting native trees and shrubs in rehabilitated habitats
    -Protecting a terrestrial or aquatic area for native wildlife
    -Promoting the conservation of an endangered species or area
    -Educating others about wildlife or conservation issues
    -Removing graffiti from natural areas
    -Taking steps to prevent pollution/contamination locally
    -Removing non-native vegetation so that native vegetation can flourish
    -Reducing soil erosion by maintaining established trails and closing off short-cuts
    -Starting a unique program (e.g., recycling, composting, energy/water conservation etc.) to benefit Open Space lands or the Open Space Visitor Center

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Jim Sattler
  • 115 Cornell Dr. SE
  • #40712
  • Albuquerque, NM 87196-0712
  • JSattler@cabq.gov
  • 505-452-5213

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