The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Scholarship Program. Two $1,000 scholarships are available to college- or trade school-bound seniors who reside (year-round or seasonally) in one of the four towns that surround Lake Hopatcong--Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington or Roxbury.
“The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is dedicated to supporting the youth in our community,” said Lake Hopatcong Foundation Acting Executive Director Donna Macalle-Holly. “By investing in their education, we are also investing in the future of Lake Hopatcong and all our valuable freshwater resources.”
The scholarships will be awarded in the following categories, each of which relates to the work of the Foundation and its mission:
The Lake Environment: For students who plan to study environmental science, environmental policy, ecology, or a similar field that focuses on the natural world and environmental conservation.
The Lake Experience: For students who plan to go into a field that is related to the lake experience, which includes public safety, marine trade, aquatic athletics, or a similar field.
Past recipients have used their scholarships to assist in obtaining degrees in environmental science, marine biology, environmental law, hospitality management and marine engineering.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of “improving Lake Hopatcong for all, now and in the years to come.” Launched in 2012, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation aims to improve and enhance the lake experience and environment. Initiatives range from invasive species prevention to lake education to improved safety, and more. To learn more, visit www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org.