RISEP Announces Three Environmental Scholarships for 2016
The Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP), a non-profit environmental organization
founded in 1989 to encourage and facilitate the growth of Rhode Island's environmental services industry, is pleased to offer three $1,000 educational scholarships for the 2016 - 2017
academic year. Two scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in a New England College or University and majoring in an environmental science, environmental policy,
environmental engineering, or environmental education program. A third scholarship will be awarded to a senior attending a High School in Rhode Island who has demonstrated a commitment
to improving environment quality in New England and who will be accepted into the Fall 2016 semester at an accredited New England College or University. Each scholarship awarded will be
issued to the college or university in the student's name.
Interested students must complete a RISEP Student Membership application (free) and submit the RISEP
Scholarship application no later than March 31, 2016. The RISEP Membership and Scholarship applications, including detailed instructions, are located at www.RISEP.org/scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2015
Rhode Island Envirothon Winners:
High School: Narragansett High School
Middle School: The Compass School
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Throughout the year, students study four broad subjects ("Sections"): Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils/Land Use, and Wildlife, focusing on the Key Points, Learning
Objectives, and other resource materials referenced here or provided. Students are also encouraged to attend any specialized hands-on workshops that RI Envirothon may provide, and are encouraged to seek additional
training from our partner organizations, professionals in the area of study, or other skilled or knowledgeable
Using the knowledge they have acquired during the year, students, in teams of five, compete against other
teams and schools in the one-day, outdoor RI Envirothon Competition, held in the spring. The winning team becomes eligible to represent Rhode Island in the North American Envirothon competition held during the summer
and, as available, may be offered internships or summer employment with partner agencies.