Eddy Scholarships 2021

In conjunction with its annual Eddy Awards, River Action is offering Eddy Scholarships to students with a commitment to environmental interests. These scholarships are funded by a grant from the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation.

River Action launched the Eddy Awards in 2000 to recognize well-designed undertakings and environmental programs with far reaching effects on the health of the river, and cultural programs that celebrate the industry, history or art of the Mississippi River.

The award is named “Eddy” in order to recognize especially courageous efforts that ‘go against the current’ to get things done.

The Eddy Scholarships were created in 2019 to be awarded to students who embody the spirit of the Eddy Awards and who are majoring or minoring in an environment-related field at a college or university or, if currently a senior in high school, are planning to include focus on an field in their college or university studies beginning in the summer or fall of 2021.

Eddy Scholarships for $1,000 to $1,500 will be granted based on the character, academic standing, school and community involvement, and career goals of applicants.

Preference will be given to those students who will be attending a college or university in the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois.

Application deadline is June 1, 2021. Applicants will be interviewed in the final round of the selection process.

Scholarships will be awarded during a ceremony at River Action’s annual Fish & Fire dinner which this year will be on June 25, 2021, at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021
  • Preference will be given to those attending or planning to attend a college or university in the Quad Cities area.
  • For the final selection of recipients, applicants will be interviewed.
  • Scholarships will be awarded during a ceremony at River Action's Fish & Fire dinner on June 25, 2021 at the Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.
List school based extracurricular activities in which you are involved and any special positions you have held in those activities. List extra curriculars related to the environment at the top of the list.
Have you had any jobs or any extended internships? List. Place those related to the environment at the top of the list.
Have you been involved with activities in your community? List the activities and name the community in which they occur. You may list volunteer efforts and any projects in which you have taken part. Please list environment related activities at the top.
Please submit a short essay describing yourself. Include your personal aspirations, educational goals, and career goals. You may also report any additional information that you believe should be considered in reviewing your application. (Max 300 words)
Please upload a copy of your transcript. Also, list in the box below any environmental classes you have had in the last year.
Letters must contain the written signature of the person writing it. The person writing the letter also must include their name, title, email, and phone number.

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822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
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