WCLT scholarships and Earth Day Essay Contest

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Westborough – Again this year, the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. The contest and scholarships are open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors and to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. The contest runs March 1 – April 3.

To apply, WHS seniors may obtain contest details and scholarship forms from the WHS guidance office as of Wednesday, March 1. The deadline for WHS seniors to submit their Earth Day essays and scholarship applications on paper to the WHS guidance office is Monday, April 3.

Graduating seniors who reside in Westborough and attend a different high school may obtain contest details and scholarship forms online at the Westborough Community Land Trust website www.westboroughlandtrust.org as of March 1. They should submit their Earth Day essays and scholarship applications on paper by regular mail to the following address, to be received by April 3: WCLT, P.O. Box 838, Westborough, MA 01581.

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 the protection of Westborough’s natural heritage and special places.

Students do not need to be planning an environmental emphasis in their future studies or career in order to be eligible for the scholarships.