Photo courtesy Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch

VCLRA Scholarship program

As part of our work to preserve our natural waters for future generations, one of our joys is to encourage youth to discover and protect our natural world. Each year we are excited to award a scholarship to an area high school student.

This annual $500 competitive award is presented to a graduating High School Senior who resides in Vilas County and is continuing their education at a 2-year or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in pursuit of a career in the area of natural resources (may have priority) or a related field. At the discretion of the scholarship committee, the $500 scholarship may be divided between two applicants or a second scholarship may be awarded. Awardees will be selected by the VCLRA Scholarship Committee. Scholarship(s) will be awarded at a school or home-school celebration in the spring.

Applications should be submitted by mail to Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association, PO Box 494, Eagle River, WI 54521 and postmarked no later than March 15th. For more details or to apply, download the application.

Nathan Krause is 2020 VCLRA Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Nathan Krause, the 2020 winner of the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers (VCLRA) Scholarship Award! Upon graduating from Northland Pines High School, Nathan will start at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in fall 2020 to begin his studies in fisheries and aquatic sciences. The award committee was impressed with Nathan’s dedication to northern Wisconsin’s natural resources, and especially our lakes.

See the Spring 2020 newsletter for more information.