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Natural Resources Conservation Workshop offers scholarships

More than $17,000 in college scholarships, back-to-nature field trips, and a true taste of college life will be offered to high school students who attend the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW) June 9-13 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

“The workshop provides an excellent opportunity to engage high school students in the importance of natural resources and agriculture in Georgia,” NRCW Interim Director Kip Hall said. “During NRCW, students gain a new perspective on conservation, stewardship, and sustainable agriculture with both classroom and outdoor experiential learning. The workshop opens the door for many students to consider a college major for a career in agriculture and natural resources.”

Students participating in the workshop will attend lectures and hands-on activities to boost their knowledge of Georgia’s natural resources. Local, state, and federal natural resource agencies and specialists from universities will host these sessions.

The workshop also provides students with a taste of college life while delivering valuable insight into careers through their counselors and instructors. These professionals consist of ABAC admissions staff, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the UGA Cooperative Extension Service, the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and many private industries and organizations.

Tuition is $175 per student before May 1. After May 1, tuition increases to $200 per student to attend the workshop. The final application deadline is June 1. Tuition is usually provided to the students by local conservation districts, local businesses, and individuals.

The workshop application process is available online at