Valley Environmental Services has announced it will be awarding $500 environmental science and engineering scholarships to two graduating seniors from any Imperial Valley high school.
"We are extremely pleased to be offering these scholarships this year," said Lee Hindman, Valley Environmental Services community relations manager.
"It is one of the ways we are encouraging young people to become involved in the countywide recycling effort."
The awards will be disbursed upon verification of enrollment in 12 or more units at a university, community college, trade or technical school no later than fall 2002.
Recipients must have a high school cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 and satisfactorily completed two years of high school-level science courses (physics, chemistry, biology or general science) prior to graduation.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of an original 500- to 700-word essay that should focus on one of the following themes: