The Flathead Conservation district (FCD) offers college scholarships to qualified local high school seniors, wishing to pursue degrees in a natural resource field. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, animal/range science, forestry, environmental science/engineering, hydrology, land resources, plant science, wildlife biology, etc.
- Student must reside in Flathead County
- Student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
In addition to this signed application form, you must submit:
A letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with your work. Your official transcript listing courses taken and grades received (all personal information will be held confidential).
An original 300-500 word essay clearly stating:
- Your land ethic (philosophy used to guide actions when humans make changes to the land),
- How your land ethic will make you a good steward of our natural resources,
- Why multiple use and conservation are important concepts to resource managers.
Completed applications and attached additional information must be received in the FCD office by 4 pm March 15, 2017.
Students may receive a scholarship only once.
If awarded a scholarship, you will be required to attend a FCD board meeting to meet/talk with the Board of Supervisors about your education plans/goals.
If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified and sent a form requiring your full information, including Social Security number (for accounting/tax purposes), information for the school you will be attending, and what semester funds will be used in (Funds must be used during the academic year following graduation). The completed form must be submitted to the FCD office before June 15, 2017. Payment will then be approved by the Flathead Conservation District Board of Supervisors (at the June business meeting), and the check forwarded directly to the school you will be attending.
NOTE: If information is not received by June 15, you may lose the scholarship (as the Fiscal Year ends 6/30).