2020 Cooch Environmental Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Cole C. Palmer of Greenwood, Delaware!

Cole Palmer is the 2020 recipient of the Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship presented by the Christina Conservancy’s Board of Directors thanks to a fund established to honor one of its founders. Cole will be attending Delaware State University in the fall to study natural resources and fisheries management, after graduating from its Early College High School this spring.

Cole has an impressive academic record that includes college credits in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science along with stellar grades and test scores.  He also has extensive volunteer experience, including stream sampling with the Delaware Nature Society, assisting USDA biologists with wildlife management (photo), cleaning up local waterways, and conducting fish surveys with DNREC.  Both his coursework and volunteer work demonstrate a deep commitment to and passion for the environment that started when he was a young child.

Please join us in recognizing Cole Palmer 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, Cole’s award, and past scholarship participants see http://www.christinaconservancy.org/scholarship/edward-w-cooch-jr-scholarship/.

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