Learn more about scholarships available through The Conservation Foundation for students and youth education programs.

Paul D. Pierotti

Memorial Scholarship

The Paul D. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship is available to students from DuPage, Kane, Kendall, or Will Counties pursuing college majors and careers in the natural resources, environmental, or related fields. Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be a volunteer or associated with The Conservation Foundation, possess a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A., provide details of their academic achievement and an outline of their participation in extracurricular activities, and write a 350 word essay on an environmental topic determined annually by the selection committee.

This scholarship fund was established in 2006 by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President D. “Dewey” Pierotti, Jr. and his wife, Leslie, in memory of their late son Paul.

“This is a fitting tribute to Paul. He had a great love of the outdoors, especially for the forest preserves of DuPage County. This scholarship will enable deserving students with similar interests to pursue an education related to nature.”

For more information you can contact:

The Pierotti Memorial Scholarship
DuPage Foundation
3000 Woodcreek Dr, Suite 310
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(630) 665-5556

The Conservation Foundation Environmental Scholarship Fund

Youth Education


At The Conservation Foundation, we want everyone to have access to our programs regardless of their ability to pay the full fee. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please fill out our form, attesting to your need and how much you are able to pay. 

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