SOAR Scholarship

The Janet E. Shaffer Memorial SOAR Scholarship was set up in 2012 to honor Janet Shaffer, a SOAR member who passed away in 2012.  Janet was very active in education and conservation.  She was an avid bird watcher and licensed bird bander.  As a teacher, she was an inspiration to many students in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Janet was a founding member and director of the Bedford County Bird and Nature Club from 1989, when it was started, until her death. 

High school seniors in Bedford and Somerset Counties who plan to attend college to major in wildlife studies, environmental studies, or forestry are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download the Scholarship Flyer which can be distributed or posted to advertise the scholarship.  The Flyer will open in a new window.

Click here to download the Scholarship Instructions in pdf format.  The instructions will open in a new window.

Click here to download the SOAR Scholarship Application in pdf format. Click here to download the SOAR Scholarship Instructions in pdf format in a new window.

Click here to download a partial list of colleges and universities that offer appropriate fields of study pertaining to the SOAR Scholarship.  The list will open in a new window.