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Doylestown Nature Club awards scholarships


Several Doylestown area ladies got together back in 1907 to discuss their concern about what was happening to the environment.

Their mutual concern led to the formation of the Doylestown Nature Club, which eventually established five purposes of concentration: to provide a love of nature; to protect birds, animals and wildflowers from ruthless destruction; to conserve natural resources; to beautify the community; and to educate in the field of nature.

It is this last purpose that led to a policy of giving an annual donation to one student at Temple when it was known as the “Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women.”

Currently the Nature Club awards three scholarships each to Delaware Valley University and Temple University Ambler campus. In addition it awards one scholarship to each of the three Central Bucks high schools to a graduating senior who will be attending college. Each recipient is selected by the guidance department and must be studying a major that will benefit the environment.