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Seibert Scholarship

Beth Seibert Environmental Scholarship Program

The Beth Seibert Environmental Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 to honor her legacy as an important environmental steward of the Ottawa River. Beth Seibert served as the Director of the Ottawa River Coalition (ORC) from its inception in 1993 until 2020. During those 27 years she was instrumental in engaging the public and bringing various stakeholders together with the common goal of improving water quality in the Ottawa River. Her leadership and commitment is simply unparalleled and has not only contributed to improved water quality in the Ottawa River, but has also laid the foundation for future progress in the ecological health of this watershed. She has demonstrated that one person can make a big difference, but also that a collaborative community with a strong leader can make an even bigger difference.


The purpose of this scholarship is to provide merit-based financial assistance to current college students who are planning to pursue a career related to environmental stewardship (e.g. environmental science, environmental engineering, biological conservation, etc.). Successful applicants will demonstrate their ability, potential and commitment to an environmental career.


Awardees will be selected by the Seibert Scholarship Committee. Scholarships can range from $500 to $2,500. Scholarship payment will be made directly to the recipients’ universities through the Lima Community Foundation. Applications are not currently being accepted.


Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship winners!
Sara Phipps
Mitchell Kutz
Emma Core