The MAP Environmental Scholarship is a $1,000 award to a high school graduating senior residing in Truckee who will be attending a two or four year college/university and pursuing a degree in the environmental science/studies sector. Special focuses can include natural resource management, planning, law, policy or sustainability initiatives. MAP awarded the Environmental Scholarship to Sarah Manthorpe last month at the Truckee High School award ceremony. Sarah is planning to attend the University of California in Santa Cruz this fall to pursue a degree in environmental protection/studies or criminology. MAP dedicated $10,000 this year for the next ten years to the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in order to provide local high school students with a college funding opportunity for environmental college programs.
Sarah Manthorpe stated in her application, “I want to study environmental protection because I want to work with nature to save it. Watersheds, endangered species and forests are things we need to protect, not exploit. Living in Truckee and working to protect local areas in need of help gave me the final push to realize what I really wanted to do. In the heart of one of the most beautiful places on earth, I see that my future work after college can help save or restore the world. I cannot imagine myself ever giving that up!” Congratulations Sarah from the Board and Staff of MAP, we wish you the best of luck in your first semester of college this fall. Sarah Manthorpe is pictured above on the left with MAP President Nikki Riley.