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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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