2019 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted!

Objective: The California-Nevada Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society (Chapter) offers an annual scholarship to encourage undergraduate students interested in soil and water conservation, to obtain technical expertise, and to pursue careers in soil and water resources.

Eligibility: Applicants must (1) have successfully completed two years of study at an accredited college, (2) be enrolled in an undergraduate curriculum related to soil and water resources, and (3) have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Evaluation: Applicants will be ranked with 50% of the evaluation based on scholarship, 25% based on activities related to the area of soil and water conservation including membership in professional societies with special emphasis on SWCS, and 25% on demonstrated need. The Chairman of the Chapter Scholarship committee will submit the applications to the committee members and upon consensus, will forward recommendations to the Chapter Executive Council for final evaluation and make the selection of the awardees.

Award: A scholarship of $1000.00 will be awarded before the Fall Semester/Quarter of the 2019-2020 school year (e.g., August 2019 or sooner).

How to Apply: Send completed 2019 Scholarship Application with supporting materials to the address below, postmarked by February 28, 2019:

CA-NV SWCS Scholarship Committee
Tina Vander Hoek
USDA-NRCS
65 Main Street, Suite 108
Templeton, CA 93465

More Information: If you have any questions, send them to ca.nv.swcs@gmail.com.