SWCD offers returning college student scholarship

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering its annual $500 scholarship to a college sophomore, junior or senior from Fillmore County who will be returning to college in the fall. 

To be eligible the student must be pursuing a degree in natural resources, agriculture or related field, enrolled in classes for fall, and not be a prior recipient of a SWCD scholarship. Students who are interested in applying must submit a completed application along with the required essay on “What Natural Resource Conservation Means to Me” to the Fillmore SWCD office by 3 p.m. on Friday July 26.  No late applications will be considered.

The successful applicant will be chosen by the Fillmore SWCD Board of Supervisors at its August meeting.

Applications are available at www.fillmoreswcd.org or may be picked up at the SWCD office in Preston located within the USDA Service Center at 900 Washington Street NW.  For more information, contact Laura Christensen at (507) 765-3878 ext. 3.