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 500 word essay answering ONE of the following questions:
- Describe yourself and your involvement/interest in the environment and natural resources. Address what you feel is the most important natural resource issue in your community and why. How can you promote the conservation of natural resources?
- Why have you chosen the natural resources field? Describe your experience or community service pertaining to natural resources (e.g., agricultural experience, Envirothon, coursework, FFA, 4-H, …) and how you plan to impact natural resource conservation in the future.
Completed applications and attached additional information must be received in the FCD office by 4 pm March 15, 2018.
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, 2018. 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).