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Bladen Soil & Water offers scholarship money

posted Dec 14, 2016, 10:41 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 10:46 AM ]

Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District

2017 Scholarship for

Agriculture and Natural Resources

PURPOSE - The purpose of this $500.00 scholarship is to encourage promising students planning to enter the field of agriculture or natural resources, and to prepare them for such a career through an organized program of study at a North Carolina college or university.


QUALIFICATIONS - Applications will be accepted from students meeting the following qualifications:


v  Planning to or already enrolled in a North Carolina college or university for 2017

v  A senior at a Bladen County high school or a resident of Bladen County

v  Planning to pursue a two-year or four-year degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field


Some qualifying fields of study are, but not limited to:

Agronomy Forestry

Fisheries Management Environmental Sciences Soil Science

Plant Science

Animal Science

Agriculture Business Management Resource Management Agricultural Engineering

Wildlife Management

Agricultural Education/Communication Environmental Education/ Communication Environmental Science


Other fields of study will be considered based on approval of the Bladen SWCD.

This scholarship will be awarded to one student each year by the selection committee which is made up of the Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, whose decision is final.
  Financial need is NOT a consideration for this scholarship.

AND HOW TO APPLY- Submit the following:

v  Completed application
v  Two (2) letters of recommendation from an employer or teacher (past or present)
v  Your most current academic transcript
v  Original, personal essay describing the reason for choosing a degree in agriculture or natural resources. The essay must be typed and at least 400 words long.

 Completed application, transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation must be received by this office on January 28, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.

Valerie Newton,
Dec 14, 2016, 10:45 AM