04/02/2014 12:00 AM

04/01/2014 1:58 PM

Scholarships for science in Yosemite Park

With a grant from the Northern and Central California Region of the Wells Fargo Foundation, NatureBridge is offering scholarship funding for high school students in the Central Valley for a two-week backcountry science expedition in Yosemite National Park.

NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research Course gives teens the opportunity to design and carry out their own field science investigations among the deep valleys and giant sequoias.

Students work with NatureBridge educators and produce their own field-based research project. These explorations deepen their understanding of the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and help students think critically about the world around them.

High school students from Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties can apply to be a Wells Fargo Scholar. Interested participants have the chance to receive a full or partial scholarship based on the strength of their application, a recommendation from a supportive educator or community leader, and the individual’s financial need.

Students may choose from three summer sessions: June 29-July 12, July 13-26, or July 27-Aug. 9. Students, teachers and community leaders interested in the program should contact NatureBridge at (209) 379-9511, ext. 19, or email Applications for Wells Fargo Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.

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