SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Awards

Linda B. Krause Award for Excellence in Conservation Collaboration

The CT RC&D Excellence in Conservation Collaboration Award is given in honor of Linda B. Krause longtime government leader, conservation environmentalist, local and regional land use planner who was a determined and artful advocate for collaboration between government officials conservation organizations and grassroots volunteers in Connecticut. Trained as a soil scientist, a professional planner and facilitator, Linda worked to bring people together in pursuit of land use that was based in conservation, collaboration, knowledge and cooperation between the community and the land that supports the community.

Linda

To Apply: See application and information. Submissions must be sent electronically to aperes@ctrcd.org. Applications must be received by April 30, 2020. Nominations after this deadline will not be considered.

Norma O'Leary Award for Excellence in Agriculture Innovation

The CT RC&D Excellence in Agriculture Innovation Award is given in honor of Norma O’Leary, an active and dynamic longtime dairy farmer, tireless volunteer, friend, former Resource Conservation & Development Board Member, and champion of local agriculture in Connecticut.To list Norma’s long list of agricultural and conservation leadership roles would be impressive enough; past President of Connecticut Farm Bureau, Board Member of RC&D, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, and founding member of Thompson Together are all on her resume. Her diligent energies in rallying support for initiatives that raised the profile of agriculture and made our towns more vibrant communities to be continues to be an inspiration. Norma was the inspiration and driving force behind the AGvocate Program, which has been responsible for the proliferation of local Agricultural Commissions across Connecticut. Beyond all of this, she remains the matriarch and the rock of Fort Hill Farms, one of the most prominent dairy farms in the state and a member of Cabot Cheese and the Farmer’s Cow.

Norma

To Apply: See application and information. Submissions must be sent electronically to aperes@ctrcd.org. Applications must be received by April 30, 2020. Nominations after this deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Opportunities

CT RC&D announces the 2020 Scholarship Award Program. Under the program, (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to high
school seniors or college students attending school in Connecticut.

Linda B. Krause Conservation Scholarship - $500

The CT RC&D Scholarship Committee will select one winner each year to receive the Linda B. Krause Conservation Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary education student who is pursuing a career in natural sciences, conservation or community planning in honor of Linda B. Krause, a longtime Connecticut leader in government, conservation, and community land use planning.

Purpose: To encourage studies and careers in the conservation field.

Provisions: Annually funds one student at $500 per recipient in financial assistance for coursework in conservation.

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and college students currently matriculated in a conservation degree program. This award offers financial aid to students who have demonstrated a keen interest conservation efforts. Eligibility is open to permanent residents of Connecticut who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. Please note CT RC&D employees, Council Members, and their families are not eligible to apply.

To Apply: See application and information. Applications must be received at CT RC&D in Haddam, CT by April 30th preceding the semester of study. Selection: Selection is by members of the CT RC&D Scholarship Committee. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE CT RC&D SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Fund: The Linda B. Krause Conservation Scholarship Fund is managed by CT RC&D.

Contact: CT RC&D, attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 70, Haddam, CT 06438.
Phone: 860-345-3977 / email: aperes@ctrcd.org

Norma O’Leary Agriculture Scholarship - $500 

The CT RC&D Scholarship Committee will select one winner each year to receive the Norma O'Leary Agriculture Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary education student who is pursuing a career in agriculture, agribusiness, or agritechnology in honor of Norma O'Leary, an active and dynamic longtime dairy farmer, tireless volunteer, friend, former Resource Conservation & Development Board Member, and champion of local agriculture in Connecticut.

Purpose: To encourage studies and careers in the agriculture, agribusiness, and agritechnology field.

Provisions: Annually funds one student at $500 per recipient in financial assistance for coursework in agriculture.

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and college students currently matriculated in an agricultural degree program. This award offers financial aid to students who have demonstrated a keen interest in agriculture. Eligibility is open to permanent residents of Connecticut who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution. Please note CT RC&D employees, Council Members, and their families are not eligible to apply.

To Apply: See application and information. Applications must be received at CT RC&D in Haddam, CT by April 30th preceding the semester of study. Selection: Selection is by members of the CTRC&D Scholarship Committee. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE CT RC&D SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Fund: The Norma O'Leary Agriculture Scholarship Fund is managed by CT RC&D.

Contact: CT RC&D, attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 70, Haddam, CT 06438.
Phone: 860-345-3977 / email: aperes@ctrcd.org

 

Previous Award Recipients

  • Linda B. Krause Award for Excellence in Conservation Collaboration


    2019 - Jonah Center - John Hall, Director
    thejonahcenter.org

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  • Norma O'Leary Award for Excellence in Agriculture Innovation


    2019 - Jones Family Farms - Terry Jones
    jonesfamilyfarms.com

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