2022 Scholarship Application

Dr. John Richter Scholarship

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. 

The scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be paid directly to the student following completion of one successful semester of college, and upon enrollment in a second semester.*

Application Requirements:

Please note that the application form does not save your answers. Please have all your information prepared before starting the application.

Scholarship preference will be given to a student pursuing an education in environmental engineering, marine biology, conservation, watershed management, water quality, fisheries, biology, geology, horticulture, animal science or similar major.

Environmental Involvement (enter your response in the text area provided): What classes have you taken related to this topic? What activities have you participated in related to the environment?  

Written Statement (Attachment 1): Please write a 1-page statement telling us more about you.  Describe your influences, and future goals, of environmental conservation.

High School Transcripts (Attachment 2)

Letters of Recommendation (Attachments 3 & 4): Letters can also be sent/emailed to us directly from the writer.

Submission Details and Deadline:

Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 1, 2022.

You may complete this online application, or print out an application (printed application will have reference to 2019, please disregard that reference) and submit it by mail. Mailed in submissions should include 3 copies of the scholarship package. See form for more information. Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2022.


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.

Written Statements and Attachments

What classes have you taken related to this topic? What activities have you participated in related to the environment?
Please write a 1-page statement telling us more about you. Describe 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.
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