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Environmental Studies/Natural Science

Scholarship Program






 $1,500 Scholarships are offered annually:  


The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,500 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career.


To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must have a permanent Illinois residency and attend high school in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will Counties,, have a minimum B average for the first three years, and plan to attend an accredited college or university. The applicant should be planning to enter a career directly related to preserving the natural environment.


To be eligible for the Continuing College scholarship the applicant must be currently enrolled in college or university pursing a degree directly related to preserving the natural environment, have a permanent residence in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, have graduated from a high school from one of these counties with a minimum B average, and currently hold a minimum B average in their college studies.


Application MUST be received by March 31st (or post marked by March 28). Please check Visitor Center hours if dropping off in person as the Visitor Center may be closed on and/or prior to the day of the deadline.

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Preparing the Application Package


Please assemble your package in one envelope in the following order:


  1. This Application Form filled out completely (form below).

  2. At least one signed letter of recommendation from a non-relative who is familiar your goals and aptitude.

  3. A one-page essay addressing your motivation for choosing an environmental or natural science career, your related experiences and attributes, such as leadership skills, and your educational goals. 

  4. Sealed official transcripts reflecting your GPA of B or higher.

If you have any questions, please email

Application must be received at the VBSNA Visitor Center my March 31st.


Scholarship Committee

Friends of Volo Bog

28478 W. Brandenburg Road

Ingleside, IL 60041

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