Conservation and Agriculture Scholarships Offered
The Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) is sponsoring the conservation and agriculture scholarship program again in 202021. The scholarships are offered to Iowa high school seniors for their first year of education on the college level pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or conservation. Three scholarships will be awarded on the state level in the amounts of $3,000, $2000, and $1000. Regional winners not winning at the state level will each receive $500.
Applications are to be submitted to the local soil and water conservation district office in the county in which the student lives no later than February 12, 2021. The scholarship application is available online https://cdiowa.org/get-involved/scholarships/ or by clicking on the scholarship link on our website.
Be sure to fill out the 2021 application, as application forms from previous years will not be accepted. The awards are chosen on basis of leadership, service, character, self-motivation, and scholastic achievement.
In addition to the CDI scholarship, the Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is also sponsoring a scholarship for high school seniors in any field of agriculture, conservation or medical field. The same application and deadline will be used for both scholarships. This scholarship is only for students living in Grundy County. For further information, please contact Denise Freeseman, Secretary, Grundy County SWCD, 805 W. 4th St., Ste 2, Grundy Center, IA 50638 or call (319) 824-3634 ext. 300.