Chris Schwer Memorial Scholarship
Chris Schwer, a multimedia specialist for University Relations-Design, passed away August 1, 2012, in White Salmon, WA, doing what he loved—kayaking. He was 27.
How to Apply
Scholarship Award: TBA (award amount depends on number of applicants and quality of submissions) given to students in the Adventure WV Program until funds are depleted.
Criteria and Eligibility: Applicant must a current freshman applying for the 2017 SOAR trip.
Application: Those interested in applying for the scholarship must submit an essay:
- 1. The essay must be 500 – 800 words (no more than 1 – 2 pages).
- 2. The topic should be related to environmental issues (preservation, health, safety, etc.).
- 3. Identify your area of interest. Explain why the environment is important to you.How does your topic impact or affect the environment or community? Identify possible outcomes that would help overcome these issues.
- 4. Explain how you will challenge yourself to be actively involved in environmental issues.
The essay must be in narrative, story-telling format. Bulleted lists of facts and statistics are not acceptable.