The Sue Wiseman Scholarship recognizes youth who have demonstrated leadership and shown exceptional commitment and dedication to improving their community.
The Sue Wiseman Scholarship is open to Pennsylvania high school seniors who have initiated and carried out a personal project that addresses one of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s focus areas of Prevent It, Clean It, or Keep It.
Sue Wiseman Scholarship applications are now available. Deadline is May 1, 2013.
These are suggested projects that align with the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful mission of empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. This list is not all inclusive and applicants are encouraged to submit any project with a focus on community improvement.
Cigarette Litter Prevention, Special Collections, Recycling/America Recycles Day, Recyclmania, International Coastal Cleanup, Composting, Littering/Illegal Dumping Deterrents, Outdoor Classrooms, Community Greening, Education Presentations/Workshops
Litter Free School Zone, Adoption Program, Illegal Dump Cleanups, Graffiti Abatement, Invasive Plant Removal, Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, International Coastal Cleanup
KEEP IT! A committee comprised of educators and environmental professionals will select the winner. One scholarship will be awarded per year. The winner will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000, to be made out to the college/university, trade or business school of the winner's choice. If a school has not been chosen, the scholarship will be held in escrow until the winner's acceptance to a college/university, trade or business school.
Murals, Community Greening, Plantings and Beautification, Composting, Display/Outreach
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful reserves the right to withhold or withdraw the scholarship in the full amount if the winner does not attend college within one year after graduation.
The scholarship is named for Sue Wiseman (above, right), whose commitment and dedication to a cleaner environment led to the founding of PA CleanWays, which is now Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.