Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship Program

Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship Program

The AWA established the Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship in 2013 to be awarded to a civic minded New Hope Solebury High School senior who has displayed excellence in science and who plans to continue his/her formal education in the broad field of physical sciences. “The scholarship honors Malcolm Crooks many outstanding contributions, regionally and nationally, which has fostered a greater public appreciation for conservation and the value in protecting the environment,” said Isbrandt. “His work in our community will forever serve as an excellent example of how one individual can make a lasting impact.” Malcolm Crooks is a Solebury Township native, a lifelong conservationist, and the founder of many conservation oriented nonprofit organizations including the AWA. Malcolm has been actively involved with conservation since the 1940s and continues today to be a strong voice for protecting our environment in many organizations and municipal committees.

To learn more about the AWA and its scholarship program, please contact us at 267-714-8170 or info@aquetongwatershed.org. If you want to contribute to AWA’s Malcolm Crooks Scholarship grant fund, please send your tax deductible donation to the Aquetong Watershed Association, P.O. Box 504, New Hope, PA 18938 or send us your donation through your PayPal account by clicking here.

 

2015 Recipient – Katherine Kowalchick

On May 21st, 2015 New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Katherine Kowalchick, received the 2015 Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship from the Aquetong Watershed Association.  On hand to present the award were AWA Director and President Les Isbrandt and AWA Director and Secretary Jade Greene.

“Katherine Kowalchick was selected to receive the annual $1,000 AWA Scholarship award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, Katherine represents exactly the type of student the AWA wishes to honor in its Malcolm Crooks Scholarship program,” said Isbrandt, chair of AWA’s Selection Committee. In the fall, Katherine will attend the Colorado Bureau of Mines and plans to major in petroleum engineering. Her interest in this field of study developed from her desire to understand more about how best to balance science and economics with protecting the environment.

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Malcolm Crooks and Katherine Kowalchick 2015

2014 Recipient – Allison Russo

On May 27, 2014 New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Allison Russo, received the first Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship from the Aquetong Watershed Association.  On hand to present the award was AWA Director and Treasurer Les Isbrandt.

“Allison Russo was selected to receive the first annual AWA Scholarship award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, Allison represents exactly the type of student the AWA wishes to honor in its Malcolm Crooks Scholarship program,” said Isbrandt, chair of AWA’s Selection Committee. In the fall, Allison will attend Boston University and plans to major in physical science with emphasis on neuroscience.

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Malcolm Crooks and Allison Russo 2014