Conservation Scholarship Offered to NJ College Students

conservation webSOMERSET — A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this spring to a New Jersey student majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental science or a related field of study, announced the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). The Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship is awarded annually to acknowledge New Jersey college students for their academic and personal accomplishments in the field of conservation and/or natural resources.

Application deadline is May 2, 2014.

To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college, or a New Jersey resident attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; and an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources, including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife.

Other areas related to conservation may also qualify. The student mush have successfully completed at least two semesters of study.

To apply go to: to download application form, complete and postmark by May 2, 2014, and mail to: Firman E. Bear Chapter, SWCS, C/O USDA-NRCS
220 Davidson Ave, 4th floor, Somerset, NJ 08873.

The scholarship winner will be announced by June 13, 2014.

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