2023 Cooch Environmental Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Victoria Parsons!

On June 6th the Christina Conservancy Board of Directors awarded the 2023 Edward W. Cooch, Jr. Environmental Scholarship to Victoria Parsons. Parsons is a senior at Sussex Academy in Georgetown, DE and will attend the University of Delaware Honors College to study Environmental Science.

Parsons has an outstanding academic record and is actively engaged in environmentally focused volunteer work. Parsons has participated inside and outside the classroom to learn about and help to improve the environment. At Sussex Academy, Parsons founded and led the Forces of Nature, an environmentally driven club at her school. She has participated in volunteer research activities such as the Delaware Shorebird project, Diamondback Terrapin survey and STEAM research in Alaska. While attending the University of Delaware Honors College, Parsons plans to delve further into the environmental field through her Environmental Science major while joining environmental groups and continuing her volunteer activities. Victoria’s passion for the environment and her academic and volunteer research activities demonstrate that she will be a significant contributor to the environmental field in the future.

Please join us in recognizing Victoria Parsons 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, Victoria’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.