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SCHOLARSHIPS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER OF THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program

 

ALEXA HEMPEL IS OUR 2023-2024

ACADEMIC YEAR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!

 

Alexa is a Senior at Western Michigan University majoring in Geography and Environmental & Sustainability Studies with an emphasis in Urban, Regional, and Envrionmental Planning. In her late teens, Alexa began exploring “America’s Best Idea,” the National Parks. Traveling to new parks as often as she could, Alexa found that working towards the preservation of our lands and wildlife was something she wanted to do. Alexa embarked on her first position with the National Park Service (NPS) last fall as an Environmental Education Intern at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO. As part of the education team, she worked alongside other rangers to develop and execute 26 different science programs for 1200 students grades K-12. This experience was inspiring for shaping her career path and was an amazing way to not only contribute to the preservation of our environment, but also share that joy with the next generation. From that position, Alexa jumped into another NPS position this past summer as a Wilderness Ranger at Glacier National Park in Polebridge, MT. Working in a remote back country location in complete solitude, she was able to grow a closer bond to the natural world, as well as visitors of it. Through her work, Alexa patrolled 84 miles of trail and 13 back-country campgrounds, ensuring that plants, animals and visitors could work together in harmony. Alexa hopes to build upon a career in conservation while continuing to explore new places across the US and the world.

The Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program is designed to be a strong and continuing activity of the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society to advance the science and art of good land use. The program offers Michigan Chapter SWCS 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.

THE MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION PROGRAM

FALL 2023 - SPRING 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD

IS NOW CLOSED!

 

The Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society offered a $750 Scholarship through the Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program to eligible applicants for the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Academic Year.  If you might be interested in applying for this Scholarship next year, download and review the two page Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program Description document below to see if you might be eligible.   The deadline for submission of the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Academic Year application was November 8. Return to this site next year to see if a scholarship will be offered then.

MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIPS IN CONSERVATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This document provides details and eligibility requirements for the Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
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MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
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BECOME A MEMBER OF SWCS!

"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)

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GIFT A ONE YEAR CONSERVATIONIST LEVEL MEMBERSHIP!

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