Local students awarded scholarships

Local students awarded scholarshipsPictured, from left, are Manchester Scholarship award recipients Nick Martin and Brooke Ostrander; Manchester family representatives Deb Manchester, Stephanie Manchester and Rich Manchester; followed by Manchester Scholarship award winners Theron Binford III and Austin Jelliff. Provided photo.

The Ernest Manchester family, along with the Bradford County Conservation District, would like to congratulate four Bradford County college students upon receiving the Ernest Manchester Scholarship. 

Nick Martin from Troy is attending Keystone College and majoring in wildlife biology. Brooke Ostrander, also a Troy resident, is a senior at Penn State and studying Ag extension education. Theron Binford, a Canton resident and junior at Mansfield University is studying environmental science and Austin Jelliff, from Columbia Crossroads, is a senior at Penn State studying bio-renewable systems and agricultural systems management. 

Representing the Manchester family were Rich Manchester along with his wife, Stephanie, and sister Deb Manchester. Congratulations to Nick, Brooke, Theron and Austin.

The Manchester Scholarship was created in 1991 as a memorial for Ernest Manchester who was a devoted supporter of conservation of Bradford County’s natural resources. The family under the administration of the Conservation District set up the memorial with the mission of supporting County college students that pursue degrees in natural resource management, conservation, agriculture or other related fields.  

“It’s an investment in our youth and community to be better able to address future natural resource decisions,” says the Manchester family. 

The scholarship is available to any Bradford County college student that is in their junior or senior year if pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or the second year of an associate degree. Applications for the scholarship are always available through the Conservation District office or online at www.bccdpa.com, and are accepted in the fall of each year.  

For more information, contact the Bradford County Conservation District at (570) 265-5539 ext. 6.

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