LHAS Awards 3 Scholarships

By Harry Schuh and Carol Kearns, Scholarship Chairpersons

LHAS usually offers two $2,000 scholarships to high school graduates planning to major in an environmental field in college. Applicants must attend one of the 16 schools in our area of northwest and central Connecticut. This year we received three outstanding applications that we decided were worthy of receiving a scholarship. We recommended to the LHAS Board of Directors that we award a third scholarship this year. The board approved our recommendation. The 2023 scholarship recipients are:


  • Joseph C. Velky III from Nonnewaug High School — recipient of the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society School Scholarship
  • Noah Green from Northwestern Regional High School — recipient of the Paul A. Gros Scholarship
  • Sophie Guillemette, a recipient from last year who is now at the University of Vermont — recipient of the Royal A. Meyers Scholarship
Scholarship recipients: Noah Green (left) and Joseph C. Velky III — Photo: Michael Audette


The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society (LHAS) offers two $2,000 academic scholarships for those students who have been accepted in college programs specializing in environmental studies or a related field.


The LHAS Higher Education Scholarship is open to a graduating high school senior or a graduate of a high  school who resides in the LHAS chapter area (Litchfield County and some surrounding towns). Eligibility requirements are listed on the front page of the application.


Applicants can obtain an application from their respective high school guidance office, by downloading the application from the link provided or by contacting Harry Schuh at 860.485.9018 or email: hschuh@charter.net.


Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, April 21, 2023, for the upcoming college semester year commencing in August/September.


A special scholarship committee will choose recipients based on qualifications and needs.


LHAS wishes all high school graduates success and the very best in all future endeavors. Education is the key to unlocking your potential.