Applications Open for SYRCL’s 2024 Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

Date Posted: January 26, 2024

Posted by: AArtle

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The South Yuba River Citizens League's annual application for their Environmentalist of the year is now open. Do you know a graduating senior who's made a difference for the Yuba River Watershed?


The Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship is offered each year to a graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in an environmental field (science, advocacy, education, art, communication, technology, sustainability, etc.). SYRCL has offered this $4,000 scholarship ($1,000/year for four years) annually to local students since 2002.


  • You must be a resident of either Nevada County, Yuba County, or Sierra County
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Commitment to pursue an environmentally-related degree
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one of which is from a teacher, coach, or mentor)
  • Demonstrated community leadership, extra-curricular activity, environmental volunteerism
  • Need is a consideration in awarding this scholarship
  • Preference will be given to students with a history of volunteering at SYRCL, but is not required to receive this award

Letters of Recommendation should be sent to

Learn more about the scholarship here.

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