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Scholarships Available!

W. Foster Fletcher Conservation and William H. Beasley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

 

The Eastern Shore SWCD is offering two $500 Fletcher/Beasley Scholarships for 2014!

The W. Foster Fletcher Scholarship was established in 1987 in honor of Associate Director W. Foster Fletcher of Horsey, who supervised the District's heavy equipment program for more than 40 years. Proceeds from equipment sales during the 1980's were reserved for scholarships, grants and other educational purposes. Applicants of the W. Foster Fletcher Conservation Scholarship must be either a high school graduate or enrolled as a full-time college student.

The Williams H. Beasley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Williams H. Beasley, Sr. who worked as a part-time soil technician for the Soil Conservation Service (known today as FSA). He assisted with the development of conservation plans and the implementation of BMPs. Applicants for the William H. Beasley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship must be a student already enrolled in college.

The scholarship fund is designated for a student who is pursuing an undergraduate college degree related to soil and water conservation. Scholarship payments will be paid directly to the college of each recipient, and divided into two semester allocations. The second payment; however, will be contingent upon the successful completion of academic work. Recipients are expected to maintain at least a "C" average.

Click here for the scholarship's guidelines.

Click here for the Fletcher/Beasley Scholarship application. You may mail or turn in the scholarship application to the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District, 22545 Center Parkway, Accomac, VA 23301, Attention: Endowment Committee; e-mail the application to bonnie.mahl@esswcd.org, fax it to 757-787-8142. The deadline to turn in the Fletcher/Beasley application is April 15, 2014.

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Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) Scholarship

The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) is offering four $1000 scholarships.

Two Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarships will be awarded annually on behalf of the Virginia Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.  One will be awarded annually on behalf of the VASWCD and one will be awarded annually on behalf of the VASWCD Auxiliary to an eligible individual nominated by Virginia’s SWCDs. 

The purpose of the VASWCD Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Awards Program is to promote the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields with natural resource conservation and environmental protection; and, to give financial support to students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies. Click here to download the 2014 VASWCD application and guidelines. Return the application to the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District office by mail, e-mail, fax or in person: ESSWCD, 22545 Center Parkway, Accomac, VA 23301, (757)787-0918 phone, (757)787-8142 fax, bonnie.mahl@esswcd.org, no later than March 1, 2014.

VASWCD SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION

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