Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students who are majoring or planning to major in Environmental Resource Management, or successor academic degree program in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. From the identified pool of eligible recipients, and to the extent possible, preference shall be given to eligible students in the following order: First preference shall be given to students who are past participants in the Pennsylvania Envirothon Program, or successor program and who are enrolled in the Environmental Science option or the Water Science option. Second preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the Environmental Science option or the Water Science option who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) and are at least 4th semester standing. If no students meet the state preferences in a given year or if there are sufficient funds to award additional scholarships beyond the eligible recipients who meet the stated preferences, available funds will be awarded to any student based on the General Eligibility Criteria, regardless of preference. *DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED REQUIRED.