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GACD offering $1,500 scholarship

To encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation-related fields, the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) awards one $1,500 scholarship each year to a student majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation-related area.  Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited to, agricultural education, agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, and agricultural communications.

The applicant may be a high school senior, or a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student from Georgia at any accredited college, school, or university in the United States. Applicants in their first semester of college should send their high school transcript and proof of college enrollment. 

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 and need financial assistance. There will be no discrimination on basis of race, sex, or religion.

The GACD Scholarship winner is selected by the Scholarship Committee. The awardee will be recognized at the GACD Annual Meeting in April 2020.  Disbursements will be made in two payments of $750 paid to the student upon receipt of proof of satisfactory completion of each of two semesters of full-time academic work.

To apply, please fill out the following scholarship application and email to Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2020. To access the application visit