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DNREC Division of Water awards
2013 Environmental Studies Scholarship
DOVER (June 5, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Water recently awarded its 2013 Environmental Studies Scholarship to graduating senior Benjamin Whitener King of Seaford. Environmental Program Manager Jim Cassidy presented the $1,000 scholarship to Benjamin on May 28 at Sussex Technical High School’s Senior Academic Awards Ceremony. He has been accepted at the University of Delaware, where he plans to major in landscape, horticulture and design beginning in fall 2013.
The Environmental Studies Scholarship is part of the Division of Water’s Environmental Technologies Program, which was created in partnership with Sussex Technical High School in 1998 to provide Sussex County students with an opportunity to prepare for a dynamic profession in environmental technologies, sometimes called “the job generator of the future.” The program provides an intensive three-year educational experience that prepares students for post-secondary employment in the rapidly-growing environmental field, for college preparatory programs in specialized studies, or for both.
The curriculum provides instruction in a broad spectrum of environmental studies and combines practical hands-on experience with state-of-the-art testing and monitoring equipment. Modern and real-world environmental problems and practical problem-solving methods are the central focus. A strong theoretical and applied background in chemistry, biology and physics complements the interdisciplinary nature of the program.
The Environmental Studies Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has been enrolled in Sussex Tech’s Environmental Technologies Program, has been accepted to college, and will be majoring in the environmental sciences.
Vol. 43, No. 228