Please find below information regarding a scholarship opportunity for students that would predominantly be found in agricultural classrooms. If at all possible, please forward this information to all teachers on the AgEd listserve. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Region VI Representative
GA Soil and Water Conservation Commission
151 Langston Chapel Rd., STE 700
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 681-5241
Fax: (912) 871-1429
From: Kim Chapman
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 2:47 PM
To: John Loughridge; Robert Amos; Guerry Thomas; Keegan Malone; Luke Crosson; Rahn Milligan
Cc: Joan Lam; Gail Hull; Jenny Searl; Paula Dillard; Lancia Wyant; Dianne Griffin
Subject: GACDS Scholarships
Could you please help us get the word out about these scholarships for the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors (GACDS)?
To encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation related fields, GACDS administers three $1,000 scholarships each year. The scholarships are given to students majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation related area. Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited to, agricultural education, agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, and agricultural communications.
The applicant may be a graduate student, senior, junior, sophomore or freshman from Georgia at any accredited college, school, or university in the United States. Applicants in their first semester of college should send their high school transcript and proof of college enrollment. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 and be financially needy. There will be no discrimination on basis of race, sex, or religion. A candidate may submit one application to be reviewed for all three scholarships, but he/she can only receive one of the three awards per year. An individual may not compete for a scholarship that he or she has won in past years. However, he or she may compete for the other scholarships. The scholarship payments are disbursed according to the fund:
The GACDS Scholarship winner is selected by the Scholarship Committee. The awardee is recognized at the GACDS Annual Meeting in January. Disbursements will be made in two payments of $500.00 paid to the student upon receipt of proof of satisfactory completion of each of two semesters of full-time academic work.
The Garland and Anita Thompson Family Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Mrs. Anita Thompson. One payment of $1000 is presented to the scholarship recipient at the GACDS Annual Meeting.
The GACDS Auxiliary Scholarship winner is selected by the Auxiliary Scholarship Committee. The funds are disbursed in two installments of $500 upon satisfactory completion of each of the two semesters of full-time academic work. The scholarship winner is recognized at the GACDS Annual Meeting.
Applications should be sent to: GACDS, P.O. Box 111, Athens, GA 30603, or [log in to unmask] on or before October 15th each year.
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
4310 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30603