For the first time in many years, the Middle Park Conservation District awarded a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior at West Grand High School. Applications for the scholarship were accepted from seniors in West Grand, East Grand, and Summit County, including home-schooled students. Applicants were to be continuing their education in the arenas of Natural Resource Management, Conservation, or Agriculture.
The 2017 MPCD Scholarship was awarded to Sydney Almgren to continue her studies in environmental and natural resource sciences at Washington State University. Sydney hopes to apply problem solving research in environmental sciences to increase the quality of life for others while preserving resources for future generations.