Nonprofit environmental organization now offering scholarship contest to high school seniors

Press release

From Cape Fear River Watch

Wilmington, N.C.—Cape Fear River Watch is offering a scholarship essay contest for all North Carolina high school seniors. Students must be enrolled in an eligible North Carolina public, private, charter, cyber, or home school at the time of entry to be eligible.

Cape Fear River Watch has established this scholarship contest to promote interest in environmental conservation, with particular regard to the Carolinas Cement Company issue, and related subjects. This contest was created to engage students pursing college majors in environmental sciences, biology, and wildlife and habitat conservation, as well as to give financial aid for tuition for the college-bound student.

The grand prize winner of this scholarship contest will receive $1,000 toward education expenses at an accredited North Carolina university.

The scholarship essay contest will be open for entries beginning October 1, 2012. Essays must be submitted by no later than January 15, 2013 for consideration.

For more information about the scholarship contest, or for eligibility information and entry rules, please visit Cape Fear River Watch online at or contact us by phone at (910) 762-5606 or email Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez at

About Cape Fear River Watch
Cape Fear River Watch is a non-profit environmental organization. Since 1993, Cape Fear River Watch has been working to protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action. Cape Fear River Watch engages residents of the Cape Fear watershed through programs to preserve and protect our river. The Cape Fear River Keeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international clean water advocacy organization.


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