Posted: May 5, 2022

Students completing 2 semesters in curricula in majors for agriculture, environmental studies, soils, or natural resources, may compete for one of two $500 scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2022.

The Keystone Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is offering two $500 scholarships to college undergraduate students in the fields of agriculture, environmental studies, soils, or natural resources, who are currently attending college in Pennsylvania. Applicants should have sophomore, junior, or senior status. Applications are to be postmarked or emailed no later than May 15, 2022.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a combination of academic merit and program of study, quality of the student’s essay and application, financial need, and educational and career goals that are consistent with the SWCS mission. The SWCS strives to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation. Our work targets conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land— land which is used to produce food and fiber. SWCS also promotes other services that improve the quality of life people experience in rural and urban communities. We work to discover, develop, implement, and improve ways to use land that sustains its productive capacity and enhances the environment. The cash award scholarships will be awarded in June of 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by phone soon after the committee has arrived at a decision. We request that winners of previous years not apply a second time. An application for 2022 can be found on our website:

One of this year’s scholarships was once again made possible by a generous donation from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Retired Conservation Service Employees (ARCSE)

If you need additional information, please contact:

Mary Lloyd Smith, Chair
Scholarship Committee, Keystone Chapter, SWCS
4177 E. Main Street
Belleville, PA 17004
Mobile Phone: 717-994-1941