There's a new scholarship for students who plan to pursue an environment-related career.

The Daniel J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded each year to a Jefferson County high school graduating senior who plans to pursue an education in environmental science or enroll in the SUNY-ESF Ranger School in Wanakena.

The fund is being administered by the Northern New York Community Foundation. The first scholarship will be given out in June 2015.

The foundation will accept tax-deductible contributions for the scholarship.  Checks can be made payable to the Northern New York Community Foundation, 120 Washington Street, Suite 400, Watertown, New York 13601. Please place “Daniel J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.