South Dakota Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Applicants must:

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 2013 and enrolls in college in the fall of 2013 as a full-time student for the 2013-14 year, the student could apply in the spring of 2015. 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 major/curriculum.
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.

Selection Criteria                  

Demonstrated commitment to natural resource conservation (30%)
Scholarship/academic record (20%)
Written student narrative on application (20%)
Natural resource conservation leadership activities (10%)
Financial need (10%)
Quality and completeness of application (10%)

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: 2

Min Award: 500

Max Award: 500

Deadline: 2021-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Soil and Water Conservation Society
1118 10th Ave. NE
Watertown, SD 57201

Contact Person: Arlene Brandt-Jenson SD Chapter SWCS Scholarship Committee