The VASWCD Educational Foundation scholarship program promotes the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields with a natural resource conservation and environmental protection emphasis. The program provides financial support to students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
Annually the Foundation provides four $1000 statewide scholarships in addition to the many local SWCD scholarship opportunities.
2017 Prospective scholarship candidates– Individual applicants must be full-time students enrolled in or who have applied to a college freshman level curriculum. Applicants shall document a class ranking in the top 20% of his or her graduating class or a 3.0 or greater Grade Point Average or appropriate equivalent of individual scholastic achievement. The applicant’s most recent official high school transcript must accompany the application. A copy of a school transcript will not be accepted.
Applicants shall demonstrate active interest in conservation.We encourage applicants who were high school seniors in 2016 to apply again in 2017 as scholarship guidelines allow those “applying to or enrolled in a freshman college curriculum” to be considered.
Contact Holston River SWCD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-628-8187 ext. 116 for more information.
** Applications are due to Holston River SWCD no later than March 1, 2017.