VASWCD Student Scholarship

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.


2019 Prospective Scholarship Candidates 

 Individual applicants must be full-time college freshmen or high school senior students 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 an 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 an active interest in conservation.

We encourage applicants who were high school seniors in 2018 to apply again in 2019 as scholarship guidelines allow those “enrolled in a freshman college curriculum or applying to a college freshmen level curriculum” to be considered.


Contact Colonial SWCD for an application specific to the Soil & Water Conservation District

The 2019 Scholarship Application can be downloaded here and is due to the CSWCD by March 1, 2019.

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