SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Conservation District annually provides a scholarship for a local high school student to attend the Penn State Conservation Leadership School.

This year's program will be held at the Stone Valley Recreation Area near the University Park campus in two one-week sessions: June 22-28 and July 6-12. The core curriculum topics for this year include analyzing drinking water, deer population management and habitat conservation and an in-depth look at the process of recycling.

The scholarship covers the full tuition expense of $495. Transportation is the responsibility of the student. Students ages 15 to 18 who have completed ninth grade may apply.

Scholarship applications and information are available by contacting the district at 286-7114, ext. 4. Deadline to apply is May 30.

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