One of the world’s leading environmental and animal care organizations, SeaWorld Orlando, has just launched a new scholarship program. SeaWorld’s Young Environmental Scholars Award will reward high school seniors in Orange County, Florida for their academic achievements and passion for animals and the environment. A total of $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors to use at the college or university of their choice.
High school seniors in Orange County, Florida with a GPA of at least 3.0 are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. SeaWorld’s Young Environmental Scholars Award application consists of questions about the student’s plans to help protect the environment. Applications will be evaluated by representatives of SeaWorld’s Education & Conservation Team. Choices will be based upon originality, creativity, content, organization, neatness and the general presentation of the application.
“SeaWorld of Orlando’s scholarship program recognizes student leaders who are passionate about protecting and preserving our environment, for both people and wildlife,” said Judy Jenkins, SeaWorld Orlando’s Director of Education & Conservation. “We want to encourage students to continue their education and help others appreciate our vital connection to the natural world, which aligns closely with our mission at SeaWorld – to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share.”
Recipients of the SeaWorld Young Environmental Scholars Award will be announced in spring 2015. Students will receive a one-time award of $1,000 to use at the college or university of their choice. Awards will be presented by SeaWorld at the winning students’ school awards ceremony. There will also be a special event held at SeaWorld Orlando for the winners and their families to celebrate their accomplishment.
Please visit seaworldparks.com/scholarships for more information and to complete the SeaWorld scholarship application. Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2015. Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email.
In collaboration with government agencies and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals. Rehabilitation and release back into the ocean are the main goals of their joint ventures.
SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 24,000 ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned animals for more than four decades. Please visit SeaWorldCares.com or SeaWorld.org for more conservation and animal information.
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