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Bard CEP partners with Riverkeeper to offer Riverkeeper Scholar award for incoming graduate students.

Bard CEP is thrilled to be partnering with Riverkeeper, New York's clean water advocacy group, to offer this unique scholarship and career development opportunity to one incoming student each year.

"Riverkeeper has a powerful history protecting New York's waters," said Bard CEP Director Eban Goodstein. "This scholarship will provide our graduate students with unique insight and guidance from an organization that has pioneered critical environmental policy."

Under this program, the Riverkeeper Scholar (RS) will receive a scholarship equal to 30% of tuition for two years of full-time enrollment. The scholarship may be awarded with additional Bard support, such as fellowships, workstudy, and loans. The RS will have the opportunity to work with a designated Riverkeeper mentor, who will meet with the student at least twice a year to discuss career interests and development. The RS will receive priority among Bard graduate students for potential internships and capstone projects / theses completed in conjunction with Riverkeeper. The RS is selected at the time of admission each year.

"Riverkeeper's excited about this new partnership with Bard on the Riverkeeper Scholar Program," says Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay. "Our grassroots clean water advocacy depends on the kind of thoughtful, passionate support that this program will provide. From long experience working with volunteers, fellows and student associates, I know this program will truly benefit the students who participate, as well."

Students interested in applying for this position should include a cover letter along with their application for admission stating their interest and/or experience with any of the following: advocacy, water policy, water ecology, or the Hudson River / Hudson River watershed.

Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. See more at:

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This event was last updated on 12-01-2014