South Yuba River Citizens League 2023 Environmentalist of the Year Award application is now open

Date Posted: January 17, 2023

Posted by: AArtle

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Do you know a graduating high schooler pursuing an environmental degree?

SYRCL environmentalist of the year award

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

Questions? Contact SYRCL’s River Education Manager, Monique Streit, at or give her a call at (530) 265-5961 ext. 218

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