Ruth Denison's bequest fulfills one of MBCA’s longstanding goals to increase the organization’s support of environmental education for local students who plan to attend a university or college and prepare for employment in careers related to environmental or conservation work. Past Denison Scholarship winners have been Nicole Serrano, Morgan Novak, Isabel Ortega, and Annie Hilderbrand, all of Yucca Valley High School.
Student applicants must be Morongo Basin residents, 2021 high school graduates, and the minimum GPA requirement is 3.25. The application is available for download and printing here. We understand that employment and extra-curricular activities in the past year have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and will take that into consideration. Read the guidelines on the first two pages, then fill in the information requested on pages 3-5, attach the required essay, and mail pages 3-5 and your essay to MBCA by Saturday, April 3, 2021: MBCA, PO Box 24, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
Learn more about Ruth Denison's legacy and the Scholarship on our Denison Scholarship webpage.
Morgan is quoted extensively in this June 2, 2018 article in the Hi Desert Star about the field ecology class at Yucca Valley High School which bolstered her interest in an environmental career.