Conservation Scholarship Application
Deadline: This application - including all supporting documents - must be submitted by 5 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Up to seven scholarships of $1,000 each are available.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must:
1. Be residents within the RCD of Greater San Diego County’s sphere of influence (see map below).
2. Have successfully completed three years of study at an accredited high school.
3. Be nearing completion of their fourth year in high school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
4. Expect, or have received a “notice of intent”, to enroll in undergraduate college courses related to resource conservation or agriculture.
Do you reside within the RCD of Greater San Diego County's sphere of influence? Please check below before proceeding.
RCD of Greater San Diego County’s sphere of influence map
How are applications evaluated?
Applications will be evaluated as follows:
1. 30% on academics
2. 25% on original essay
3. 25% on student’s activities
4. 10% on letters of recommendation
5. 10% on quality of application
This application requires you to upload the following documents:
• Acceptance Letter(s) from colleges/universities.
• Two letters of recommendation.
• Unofficial photocopy of your high school transcript of grades.
• A one-page, 300 – 500 word essay

Essay Question: Describe your background and understanding of natural resources conservation and/or agriculture issues and what inspired you to get involved in these issues. Please also explain how your studies will shape your career plans and how you will use your experience to benefit your community. (*Note: essay is assessed primarily on content; however, writing proficiency is also considered.)

We recommend you have those documents completed and ready to upload before you begin your application.
In addition to the above mentioned uploads you will be asked to list relevant coursework that relates to resource conservation, environmental science, biology and/or agriculture, plus your relevant work and volunteer experience.

Please upload all documents as word documents. Please do not upload from google drive.


*If you are experiencing difficulties with the online application or have any questions, please call the Resource Conservation District office @ 619-562-0096.

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