November 20, 2017


The Soil and Water Conservation Society has three scholarship opportunities for all members. Many other opportunities for scholarships are available through individual chapters. Contact your local chapter directly for information regarding those scholarships.
The Society’s Awards Committee will evaluate and rank applications. Recommendations will be presented to the  Board of Directors for final approval. Recognition of all scholarship recipients will be made at the Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference. 


2017-2018 scholarship applications are due by 11:59 PM Central on March 16, 2018.


Summary of Society Scholarships

Please note that you must be a member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for at least 1 year to apply for these scholarships.  


I.  Research Scholarship — made possible by Kenneth E. Grant

In 1978, friends and associates of Kenneth E. Grant established a scholarship program in his name when he retired as administrator of the Soil Conservation Service. The Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship provides financial aid to members of SWCS for interdisciplinary graduate-level research on a conservation topic that will extend the SWCS mission of fostering the science and the art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. SWCS actively promotes multidisciplinary research.

II. Soil Conservation Scholarship — made possible by Donald A. Williams

The Donald A. Williams Soil Conservation Scholarship provides financial assistance to members of SWCS who are currently employed, but who wish to improve their technical or administrative competence in a conservation-related field through course work at an accredited college or through a program of special study. 

III.Student Leader Conservation Scholarship — made possible by Melville H. Cohee

The Melville H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation Scholarship was started in the early 1990s to honor student members who succeed as leaders in their studies, volunteerism, and work. Nominations for this scholarship come from all over the world to compete against other student society members who have interest in conservation or other resource-related fields. 


Questions about SWCS scholarships? Contact scholarships@swcs.org or call 1-515-289-2331 ext. 114.


Individual Awards & Scholarships

Looking for information on awards available for individuals or chapters? Click the following links for details.

Individual Awards

Chapter Awards

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