ISABELLE HAMMOND IS OUR 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!
Isabelle is a Senior at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolution. She is a Student research assistant/lead with a faculty member at GVSU, and a Watershed Management Intern on the Macatawa River Watershed in Holland, Michigan, through the Outdoor Discovery Center under Project Clarity. Growing up in Michigan she first developed a love for nature during a trip to the Lake Michigan shoreline when she was five years old. That led to a passion to learn as much as she could about as much as she could, to be as prepared as she could to protect and preserve the world around her.
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 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 offered a $750 Scholarship through the Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program to an eligible applicant for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Academic Year. This application period is now closed. If you are interested in applying for this Scholarship for the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Academic year, download and review the two page Michigan Scholarships in Conservation Program Description document below to see if you might be eligible. If you find that you should be eligible, the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Academic Year application form will be posted here in late Summer or early Fall.
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