The Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District, a member of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, announces its annual call for applications for five scholarships to be awarded in January. Scholarship amounts are $10,000 each for first through fifth place.
These scholarship awards are open to any college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in the state of Mississippi. applications will be evaluated based on the student’s grade point average, activities and leadership qualities, financial need and supporting materials.
The scholarship is open students pursuing a natural resources field of study, which includes but is not limited to agribusiness, agricultural engineering technology and business, agriculture information science and education, agricultural pest management, agricultural science, agronomy, animal and dairy sciences, agricultural biochemistry and molecular biology, biological engineering, food science and technology, forestry, human sciences, horticulture, landscape architecture, landscape contracting and management, and poultry science
MACD is a nonprofit organization made up of the state’s 82 soil and water conservation districts who promote the conservation of Mississippi’s natural resources through education and outreach.
The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 3. To obtain an application, information or specific evaluation criteria, visit the Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 1381 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Eupora or call 662-258-2357 ext. 3.