2019 Scholarship Application

Dr. John Richter founded the Jordan Valley Animal Clinic in 1984 and served the East Jordan community for 30 years. He was instrumental in the formation of Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, where he worked tirelessly to protect the Jordan River and its watershed for 22 years. Dr. Richter believed in the value of education and of being a lifelong learner.   The Friends of the Jordan River Watershed is honored to offer this scholarship opportunity in memory of Dr. Richter. This scholarship is available to a student graduating from a public high school within the Lake Charlevoix watershed – East Jordan, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, and Charlevoix – who will be pursuing an advanced education in environmental studies.

There will be one scholarship for $1000 awarded. Preference will be given to those areas of study listed in the application (environmental engineering, marine biology, conservation, watershed management, water quality, fisheries, biology, geology, horticulture, animal science or similar major) The winner of the scholarship will be paid after successful completion (2.0 GPA or better) of one semester of college, and upon enrollment in a second semester. A check will be mailed directly to the winner upon receipt of 1st semester transcripts and a copy of 2nd semester class schedule by Friends of the Jordan River Watershed.

What college or university will you attend in the Fall of 2019?
What are your anticipated programs of study? Preference is given to those programs listed below. If you select "other" option, please specify your area of study in the box provided.


Please include the following with your application: 1) A copy of your high school transcript 2) Two letters of recommendation. Attachments can also be emailed directly to us at info@friendsofthejordan.org. Please include your name and "scholarship application attachments" as the email subject. For letters of recommendation directly from the author, please ask them to include your name and "letter of recommendation" as the subject.

Please write and attach a one-page essay describing your influences, and future goals, of environmental conservation.
Please upload a copy of your high school transcripts.
Please upload your first letter of recommendation here. Must be a PDF, Doc, DocX, or JPEG file type.
Please upload your second letter of recommendation here. Must be a PDF, Doc, DocX, or JPEG file type.

All applications must be submitted by May 17, 2019, 5pm EST.