Applications available for “Careers in Conservation” scholarship program

The N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation announces that applications are now being accepted for the Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipients will be students who have firm plans to pursue a college degree in natural resource management and are committed to supporting the mission of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Up to $5,000 is available per student per school year, renewable at the discretion of the Scholarship Selection Committee.


Online applications are available to students who have declared a major in agronomy, agricultural engineering, agriculture sustainability, agriculture education, animal science, forestry, natural resource conservation/management, plant science, soil science, water management, water quality, wildlife management or other closely related degree programs. The goal of the Foundation is to increase the number of professionals entering the field who are committed to working in soil and water conservation.


Applicants must be a resident of North Carolina and must have achieved academic excellence in their high school or in their undergraduate studies.


The Foundation is accepting online applications through Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. An application form is available at











Those interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity are asked to contact Michelle Lovejoy, Executive Director of the N.C. Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation, at 919-510-4599 or Applicants may also visit for additional information.

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