September 25, 2018 at 9:46 am

Career Corner | Szinte Gets Ohio EPA Scholarship; 2019 Applications Due Jan. 15

Amanda Szinte, portrait outdoors near stream

Amanda Szinte

Ohio University undergraduate student Amanda Szinte was awarded the Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Scholarship.

Szinte is a Biological Sciences–Wildlife Conservation major and an Environmental & Plant Biology minor.

The scholarship is awarded to those demonstrating knowledge and career commitment to the environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Szinte was one of 21 undergraduate students in Ohio to receive this competitive $2,500 award.

Szinte is the vice president of the Wildlife Club and is an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology. Szinte is working on a research project describing new species of freshwater red algae and the recorded flora of the African continent as well as a project on freshwater red algal diversity in Germany.

Ohio EPA Scholarship Applications Due Jan. 15, 2019

“These merit based, nonrenewable, scholarships will be given to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering the final year of the program. Awardees will be selected by the Academy appointed panel. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, personal protection equipment, tools, instruments and field equipment but not housing,” says the Ohio Academy of Science website.

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