EMMA FITZGERALD IS OUR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!
Emma is a student at Grand Valley State University double majoring in Biology and Natural Resource Management. She is also pursuing a GIS certificate through the university. Growing up in rural Michigan she developed a love for the outdoors which has translated into a passion for conservation through her educational journey. This year she was elected president of the Grand Valley State University Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. She is an avid backpacker having done trips on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and countless trips around Michigan.
The Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program is designed to be a strong and continuing activity of the Michigan Chapter SWCS to advance the science and art of good land use. The program offers Michigan Chapter members a convenient and significant way of providing long term support to the goals of the Michigan Chapter and the Soil and Water Conservation Society through facilitating the education of future soil and water conservation professionals.
Scholarships are to encourage qualified students to enter the field of natural resource conservation and to prepare them for such careers through an organized program of study in an institution of higher education offering training in appropriate areas. Awards will be based on interest in conservation as evidenced by scholastic ability and participation in conservation activities.
MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION PROGRAM
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED!
The Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society has awarded a $750 Scholarship through the Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program to an eligible applicant for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Academic Year. If you are interested in applying for a Scholarship for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Academic year, download and review the Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program Description document below to see if you might be eligible. The application form will be posted next Fall.
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"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil. Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928 Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)