Applications for the 2024 Richard H. and Karen R. Light Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted by the Lebanon Valley Conservancy.

The $2,500 annual award is open to Lebanon County graduating seniors and students at Lebanon Valley College and HACC.

Applicants must be planning to further their education in the fields of environmental science, conservation, ecology, wildlife, water, or natural resource management.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 18. Applications must include a teacher recommendation and an essay from the student.

Application information is available on the Lebanon Valley Conservancy website. The application is also available here (PDF).

The scholarship is named in memory of Richard H. and Karen R. Light, who lived in the woods near Swatara State Park and enjoyed sharing their passion for nature. Both were members of the conservancy as well as the Quittapahilla Audubon Society, the Entomology Club, Muhlenberg Botanical Society, Friends of Memorial Lake and Swatara State Park, and the Historic Preservation Trust, among other organizations. They were volunteers with the Ned Smith Center’s saw-whet owl research project.

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The Lebanon Valley Conservancy was founded in 2000 by people dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural resources in the Lebanon Valley so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

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