Stephenson Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship

2024 Stephenson SWCD Scholarship Application

The Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District established this scholarship to help outstanding students of soil, water and related natural resources conservation to complete their education at any accredited college or university. The Stephenson SWCD Scholarship is awarded in the Fall Semester of each academic year. The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00.


The student must be:
-a resident of Stephenson County
-majoring in soil and/or water conservation or a related natural resource field
-a full time student or entering Freshman who is carrying at least 12 credit hours 


The applicant should be maintaining a Grade Point Average of 3.0 (on a point scale of 4.0). Under certain circumstances other qualifications may serve to offset a somewhat lower G.P.A.
The applicant should demonstrate superior soil and water conservation or related natural resource academic achievement.
The successful applicant will be chosen for a balance of several important factors, among them demonstrated academic ability and financial need.
The student must submit a copy of his/her latest transcript.
If the student drops out of school or changes to a non-ag/non-conservation major, the full amount of the scholarship must be refunded to the Stephenson SWCD.


A committee selected by the Stephenson SWCD Board will screen all applications. The committee’s decision will be based solely upon the student’s need and achievement without regard to the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap. A personal interview may be required.

To apply, fill out the application form and send it along with a copy of your most recent transcript to:

Scholarship Committee
Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District
1620 South Galena Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032

Applications MUST be received by 3:00 p.m., June 30, 2024