SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Be currently enrolled
in a South Dakota educational institution.
- Have completed at
least one year of study in an accredited university, college
(including tribal colleges), or technical school in South Dakota. For
example, if the student graduates from high school in May of 2014 and
enrolls in college in the fall of 2014 as a full-time student for the
2014-15 year, the student could apply in the spring of 2016. For
students enrolled in a 2-year technical school, the scholarship may be
awarded post-graduation, based upon time of scholarship application
review and monetary disbursement.
- Have a cumulative grade
point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 point scale).
- Be an undergraduate
enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related
- Show reasonable need
for financial assistance.
- Be involved in natural
resource conservation activities (including leadership activities).
- Not have received a
prior SD SWCS scholarship.
Past applicants have majored in agronomy, soil science, agricultural
systems technology, general agriculture, range science, forestry,
agricultural journalism, agricultural education, biology, botany,
environmental management, horticulture, park management, and wildlife
management. Other majors related to conservation also qualify.
commitment to natural resource conservation (30%)
- Written student
narrative on application (20%)
- Natural resource
conservation leadership activities (10%)
- Financial need (10%)
- Quality and
completeness of application (10%)
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORMS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31 OF EACH YEAR.
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The chapter will award two $500 Scholarships each year.