Protect American River Canyons Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 1

Contestants must be high school seniors, and residents of Placer, Nevada or El Dorado County, but may attend school in another county.

2024 Essay Topic:

Students may enter the PARC 2024 Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area:

Why do you care about the American River and its canyons, and what should be done to help protect them for the future? Please describe any activities you have participated in that relate to the river or canyons.

PARC Scholarship Fund

Since 2013, PARC has offered a scholarship essay contest for local high school seniors in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties.  Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, PARC has awarded $25,000 in scholarship awards over the past 11 years.

We believe that our annual scholarship essay contest encourages and rewards critical thinking and involvement of our younger generation concerning the issues affecting our local American River watershed, and also provides a forum for high school students to express their personal views on these issues.

The scholarship contest is run entirely with volunteer labor, so 100% of donations to the scholarship fund go directly to student awards.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help ensure that we will be able to continue to offer the scholarship in future years.

Students may enter the PARC 2024 Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the

Auburn State Recreation Area:

Why do you care about the American River and its canyons, and what should be done to help protect them for the future? Please describe any activities you have participated in that relate to the river or canyons.

2024 Essay Topic:

Students may enter the PARC 2024 Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area:

“Why do you care about the American River and its canyons, and what should be done to help protect them for the future? Please describe any activities you have participated in that relate to the river or canyons.”

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