Russell Ridge Education Fund

in memory of late EAC member, educator & environmentalist


Russell Ridge was a biology professor at College of Marin (COM). Russell was passionate about the natural environment and taking students outside for hands-on exploration of the natural world. Russell was a long-time supporter and friend of EAC, working to support environmental education programming over the years and volunteering at EAC events. The Russell Ridge Education Fund seeks to facilitate lasting relationships with the environments in West Marin to inspire and engage the next generation to protect and steward the irreplaceable land and sea scapes.

Student Eligibility

In order for students to be eligible for the scholarship, they must meet the below conditions:

  • Accepted or enrolled as a student of College of Marin.

  • A California resident and eligible for California residency enrollment tuition.

  • Complete EAC scholarship and submit by the deadline.

  • Plan to register for at least two classes within the Natural History Certificate program (program schedule posted later by COM).

  • Not a relative of the EAC Board of Directors, Staff, or Selection Committee members.


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We recommend that you read through the questions and answer your short answers on another document and copy and paste into this form when you are ready to apply.

Applications for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 are due by April 1, 2019 11:59 PM

Full Name *
Full Name
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Select one
Month, Day, Year
Phone *
Best number to reach you
High School Name and County it is located in.
Enter your GPA at College of Marin. If you have not taken any courses at College of Marin please enter 0.00.
Natural History program classes are posted by College of Marin when the class catalogue is available. Note for 2019-2020 students, the program is being revised and the new set of classes is listed above. Please let us know which classes you plan to take once the schedule is posted. There may be some variances in what is available each semester.
How will this scholarship personally help you?
Checklist *
To complete your scholarship application, you must also submit one letter of recommendation from a science or natural history teacher evaluating your character, ethics, and connection with the natural environment. Submit your letter of recommendation to or mail to EAC, Attn: Scholarships, PO BOx 609, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
You must certify the accuracy of your application before submitting to EAC for review.