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SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in a South Dakota educational institution.
  2. 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. 
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 point scale).
  4. Be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related major/curriculum.
  5. Show reasonable need for financial assistance.
  6. Be involved in natural resource conservation activities (including leadership activities).
  7. 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.

Selection Criteria                           

  1. Demonstrated commitment to natural resource conservation (30%)
  2. Scholarship/academic record (20%)
  3. Written student narrative on application (20%)
  4. Natural resource conservation leadership activities (10%)
  5. Financial need (10%)
  6. 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.

 

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