Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarships for Resource Conservation Workshop
Applications due Friday, Feb. 23
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Wake County’s Soil and Water Conservation District wants to help local high school students learn about the importance of conserving natural resources, so it is offering full scholarships to deserving teens to attend the 2018 Resource Conservation Workshop.
“Students have told us that the workshop was the highlight of their summer,” says Wake District Director Dale Threatt-Taylor. “Many go on to pursue careers in an environmental field, which encourages us to provide this wonderful learning opportunity to as many young people as we can every year.”
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for a $500 scholarship to attend the workshop, which takes place from June 24-29 at North Carolina State University. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.
The week-long workshop introduces teens to various fields of natural resources management, such as soil and water conservation, forestry, water quality and wildlife. Space is limited and applications are highly competitive.
The District’s Board of Supervisors awarded three scholarships for last summer’s workshop, and the Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored a fourth scholarship.
To request a scholarship application or sponsor a teen to attend conservation camp, call the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-250-1065 or send an email including your phone number and email address to email@example.com.
The Resource Conservation Workshop is sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NCSU Soil Science Department and the Soil and Water Conservation Society Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter.