2021 LCAS Scholarship Awards
High School Awards

This year two students were selected to receive the LCAS Scholarship: Erin Robinson, Capital High and Claire Downing, Helena High.

Erin Robinson plans to attend Montana State University in the Fall, to pursue her interests in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and zoology with an emphasis on ornithology. In addition to her school activities she is a four-year volunteer at the Montana Wildlife Center. Her work with and interest in bird behavior, has resulted in her pursuit of a falconry license. From her letter of recommendation from Ali Pons, Montana Wildlife  Rehabilitation  Center Coordinator: ” She has a thirst for knowledge  and a presence that myself and other volunteers at the Wildlife Center admire and gravitate towards.”

Claire Downing plans to attend Vanderbilt University in the Fall to pursue interdisciplinary studies in ecology, evolution, and biology. She has extensive involvement with both school and community environmental activities and research efforts. She has served as a volunteer with BLM and the USFS and last summer was an intern with the American Fisheries Society Hutton Fisheries Biology Program. From her letter of recommendation from her science teacher, Tyler Hollow: “Claire’s confidence in her knowledge and application of science makes her a natural leader..”

Congratulations Claire and Erin! Good luck and best wishes in your scholastic endeavors!

Carroll College Grants

In the spring of 2021, LCAS awarded a grant to Carroll College student David Lange. The grant helps to support projects and research applicable to Lewis and Clark County and is consistent with the LCAS mission statement.  Congratulations David!  Following is a summary of David’s project including a link to his thesis.

David Lange –

Shoreline Erosion and Geomorphology of Canyon Ferry Lake