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[OCT. 7, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Conservation Foundation is accepting nominations for the annual Youth Conservation Scholarship program. Ten high school juniors or seniors -- one female and one male from each of the five Illinois Department of Natural Resources regions -- will be selected. Students who have made significant contributions or exhibited unparalleled dedication in preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting natural resources conservation are eligible. Each student selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants must be Illinois residents, members of the high school class of 2006 or 2007, and must be nominated by a natural resource constituency group, community leader, school administrator, teacher or adult mentor. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

Those selected will be presented with the scholarships at the annual Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet at The Mark of the Quad Cities in Moline on March 4, 2006. The scholarship program is supported through funds raised at the banquet.

For more information, call (217) 785-2003. Nomination forms are available at

[Illinois Department of Natural Resources news release]

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