Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 LACD Scholarship



Each year the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts (LACD) awards one scholarship to a Louisiana graduating high school senior who is planning to enter an institution of higher learning within the State of Louisiana as a full-time under-graduate student in the field of agriculture, natural resources or environmental sciences. The amount of the cash award will be set annually and awarded on a one time basis.

The purpose of the LACD scholarship is to provide financial support to broaden the educational opportunities for deserving students in Louisiana.

All graduating high school seniors in Caldwell, Jackson or Winn Parish who are planning to enter an institution of higher learning within the State of Louisiana as a full-time under-graduate student in the field of agriculture, natural resources or environmental sciences are eligible. Scholarship applicants should submit their application directly to the Dugdemona SWCD by April 18, 2012.

The Dugdemona SWCD will select one candidate from all applications received, then send its candidate to the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts (LACD) to compete with 43 other Conservation Districts in the state for the 2012 Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship.

Scholarship applications are available at our office or you can send us an email at dugdswcd@bellsouth.net Applications and additional information is also available on our websites “Teachers” page. Please visit our website at http://dugdemonaswcd.shutterfly.com/.


2012 LACD SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

High school seniors that have been accepted by a two or four year accredited Louisiana college or university in the field of agriculture, natural resources, or environmental sciences.

APPLICATION DATE

Each Dugdemona SWCD applicant must submit their entry form to the LACD District Scholarship Selection Committee before the 18th of April.

The Dugdemona SWCD will submit its candidate's application to the State Scholarship Selection Committee before the 20th of April.



PROCESS FOR AWARDING OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

A check from LACD will be sent to the student after the LACD Secretary-Treasurer has received proof of the student completing their first quarter or semester of college and proof of registration for the next quarter or semester. Award checks will be made payable to the student. It is the district’s responsibility to assist the student in notifying the Secretary-Treasurer that they have met the requirements so as to be awarded the scholarship check.

If the 2012 LACD Scholarship winner is from the Dugdemona SWCD a representative from the local district board will attend the school’s awards or graduation ceremony to present a certificate of achievement to the scholarship recipient.

1 comment:

john said...

I wish I had that kind of initiative or help when I was taking up my wastewater operator certification. That is actually a great way to attract more students to work in the field of the environment. We really need a lot of them but I do hope that people realize that we can't just count on them to make things better, we all should do our parts as well.