WALPA is Awarding One Lake Association Scholarship

* * * * * * * *    Due August    *    5th    *    2016    * * * * * * * *

In 2016 the Washington Lakes Protection Association (WALPA) is offering a lake association scholarship. This scholarship is intended to allow members of a lake association to send a representative to the annual conference to learn from our presenters and sponsors, and network with WALPA members, to take information back to their association. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation at the conference on the lake association and its goals and to write a short article for Waterline after the conference summarizing their experience.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, composed of individuals from academia, industry and government. Committee members who have a personal or institutional affiliation with the applicant will not judge that applicant. A winning applicant will be chosen based on financial need and the aspirations of the association.

A qualified applicant must be an active member of a lake association organization or community group who is willing to attend the 2016 WALPA conference in Bellingham.

Lake association applicants should describe their role in the association, its size, annual income from membership, and current activities. Most important, the application must outline the association's direction and goals. Applicants should also clearly state how attending the conference will help the association and how information obtained at the conference will be shared with their membership. The application should be no longer than one page. Please include an email address and mailing address on the application.

All applicants should send materials in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF file clearly identified by the applicant's last name to Ellen P. Preece, chair of the scholarship committee, at eppreece@wsu.edu.  Applications are due by 17:00 PDT on Friday August 5, 2016. The Scholarship Committee will contact applicants by the beginning of September to let them know the status of their application. 

Further detailed information about the WSLPA Annual Conference can be viewed at their website: http://www.walpa.org/annual-conference/

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