Careers in Conservation Scholarship
The NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation's Careers in Conservation Scholarship program's goal is to increase the number of qualified people committed to working in the field of natural resource management, thereby supporting the mission of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Scholarship recipients will be students who are currently pursuing or have firm plans to pursue a college degree in natural resource management or other closely related fields.
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2023
1. The Foundation plans to award merit-based scholarships of $1,000 per student per school year.
2. Current scholars are required to submit a new application each year.
3. The applicant is expected to have a declared major in the following: agronomy, agricultural engineering, agriculture sustainability, agriculture education, animal science, forestry, natural resource conservation or management, plant science, soil science, water management, water quality, wildlife management or other closely related degree programs.
4. The applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and have achieved academic excellence in their high school or in their undergraduate studies to date. During the selection process, consideration will be given to superior academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, honors, and achievements obtained.
5. The applicant must be planning to attend or be a current student at a North Carolina university or community college. Awards will only be made to North Carolina schools.
6. Applicant eligibility will be influenced by the amount of any scholarships previously awarded and any demonstrated financial hardships.
7. Priority is given to students who have advanced in their undergraduate studies to demonstrate a clear commitment to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in a course of study consistent with skill sets needed for seeking employment in the arena of natural resource management and agriculture. Students who have completed at least 50% of their required degree credit hours will receive additional consideration.
8. Applicants currently enrolled in college are required to submit an official transcript of all college courses completed by December 31, 2022. High School transcripts are acceptable if the student has not completed a semester of college as of December 31, 2022. Official Transcripts are to be mailed or submitted electronically directly from the college or high school to the Foundation.
9. Interviews may be held with qualifying applicants before a final decision is made by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Awards will be made in April 2023.
10. Prior to awarding the scholarship, the recipient must confirm and be classified as a full-time college student both semesters (Fall of 2023/Spring of 2024). Funds will be deposited with the college’s financial aid office for payment of eligible expenses.
11. Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation. A support letter from your Soil and Water Conservation District Board or staff members is encouraged.
12. Letters should be submitted from the letter writer to Amanda Sand directly either by email at email@example.com or mail (address below).
NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation
1401 Sunset Drive, Suite 202
Greensboro, NC 27408-7200
Additional questions should be directed to:
Amanda Sand, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Future of Chemistry Scholarship
The 2023 Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship is focused on high school seniors who plan to major in a STEM discipline or technical program at a North Carolina community college or university.
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2023
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship
The Marine Option Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarhips (NROTC) pays 100% of tuition costs, either in-state OR out-of-state, for four years, while a student completes their bachelor's degree.
After receiving eight semesters of tuition and a monthly stipend, students then commission as Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps and begin a four-year term of Active Duty service.
1. Students must be a United States citizen.
2. Students must attend a school that has an NROTC unit on campus. In North Carolina, their options are UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State. However, they can also go to school out-of-state. A full list of schools with NROTC units can be found online at http://bit.ly/3WaAI2D.
3. Students must score at least a 74 on the ASVAB, OR a 1000 on the SAT, OR a 22 on the ACT.
4. Students must pass a Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test that consists of pull-ups, a plank hold, and a 3 mile run.
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2023.
SECU People Helping People Scholarship
The People Helping People Scholarship was established by the SECU Foundation to help North Carolina public high school students attend college.
Deadline to Apply: March 20, 2023,
Applications are due to Bladen County Schools, Chief Officer of Academic and Student Services at the District Office, by 4 PM, Monday, March 20.
1. Current senior at a North Carolina public high school
2. SECU member or eligible for membership through a parent/guardian
3. North Carolina resident and eligible for in-state tuition
4. Accepted to attend one of the 16 UNC System universities as a full-time undergraduate.
5. Demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
6. Exhibited leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement
7. Filed FAFSA as part of the application
Scholarship Application & Information
2023 People Helping People Application
Membership Verification Process