Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors as well as to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. The contest runs Tuesday, March 1, to Friday, April 1.
To apply, WHS seniors may obtain contest details and scholarship forms from the WHS guidance office as of March 1.
Graduating seniors who reside in Westborough and attend a different high school may obtain contest details and scholarship forms online at the WCLT website, www.westboroughlandtrust.org. They must submit their essays and scholarship applications on paper by regular mail to the following address: WCLT, P.O. Box 838, Westborough, MA 01581.
Essays and scholarship applications are due no later than Friday, April 1.
Students do not need to be planning an environmental emphasis in their future studies or career in order to be eligible for the scholarships.
Earth Day essays should be 500-750 words and address one of these three topics: an environmental issue in Westborough; an experience or place in Westborough; or protection of Westborough’s natural heritage and special places.