June 20, 2018 - This year the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship recipient will receive $500 for the fall 2018 semester and another $500 for the spring 2019 semester. The Shelby SWCD Scholarship is open to college students who are working toward a degree in the natural resources or agricultural field. We will be looking at individuals who meet the following qualifications:
1) Must have graduated from a high school or home school program in Shelby County, TX.
2) Must be a college junior or senior (successfully completed 2 years college).
3) Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours per semester).
Applicants must submit their high school and college transcripts, a completed SWCD scholarship application and a letter of recommendation. Selection will be based on academic merit and recommendations of the school and others concerning the applicant’s initiative and character, leadership, citizenship and need. Applicants may be called for a personal interview. To obtain a copy of the application, E-mail the SWCD office in Center: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies may also be picked up at our office; however, we only have part-time staff so call first to make sure someone is in the office. The telephone number is (936) 598-5557, Ext. 3. Our office is located in the USDA Office, 158 Cass Caid, Center, Texas.
Programs and services of the Shelby SWCD are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard for race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status or disability. All applications must be received by June 20, 2018.