2021 Cooch Environmental Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Madeline Messer of Wilmington, Delaware!

On June 8, the Christina Conservancy Board of Directors awarded the 2021 Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship to Madeline Messer.  A senior at the Charter School in Wilmington, Messer will attend Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to study Environmental Engineering with a focus on Environmental Justice.

In addition to an outstanding academic record that includes an impressive array of coursework, grades and test scores, Messer has demonstrated her devotion to the environment with an independent study focusing on conservation that includes volunteer work at the Delaware Nature Society (among other volunteer activities).  She has experienced first-hand the beauty of the Christina River and the need to protect it from pollution as a rower and counselor/mentor with the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association.

Please join us in recognizing Madeline Messer and honoring Edward W. Cooch, Jr. who was an avid environmentalist with a deep passion for the natural lands and water resources of the State of Delaware.  Each year starting in 2012 this $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student recognized by the scholarship committee who demonstrates the ideals that Ned Cooch carried out in his daily life.  For more information on the scholarship and past awardees see http://www.christinaconservancy.org/scholarship/edward-w-cooch-jr-scholarship/.

To donate to the scholarship fund contact the ChristinaConservancyInc@gmail.com.