Bradford County Students Awarded Scholarships


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Participating in the presentation of the Manchester Scholarship awards were (above, from left) recipients Nick Martin and Brooke Ostrander; Manchester family representatives Deb Manchester, Stephanie Manchester and Rich Manchester; and award winners Theron Binford III and Austin Jelliff.

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 Colombia 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 and many thanks for your hard work.

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 memorial was set up by the family under the administration of the Conservation District 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 web site and are accepted in the Fall of each year. For more information, contact the Bradford County Conservation District at (570) 265-5539 x 6.


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