Scholarships help Cascades wildlife
Dec 30, 2013
WADOT and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition offer a 2014 Bridging Futures scholarship, asking high school juniors and seniors: “How should our future highways best protect wildlife?”
The Washington State Department of Transportation and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition have initiated the second year of their Bridging Futures scholarship program, asking students: “How should our future highways protect animals?”
See why the I-90 corridor is important for Cascades wildlife.
Washington State high school juniors and seniors interested in engineering, the environment, or art can bring their ideas forward for safe passage and wildlife bridges. The student that best illustrates and explains their unique wildlife crossing design will receive a $1,500 scholarship award - and the runner-up $500 - toward college.
“WSDOT is making some very high-tech advances in environmental design,” said Charlie Raines, I-90 Wildlife Bridges coalition director. “We hope this scholarship program will inspire future engineers or environmental advocates.”
Bridging Futures design materials and application must be postmarked by May 2, 2014. Winners will be announced in early June.