The Headwaters District is one of 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 1975, the District is a part of the state government which provides citizens the structure and the capability to solve conservation problems at a local grassroots level.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
- An eligible applicant must reside in Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County.
- An eligible applicant must demonstrate an active interest in conservation with plans to further his/her education in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
- An eligible applicant must have a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0.
- An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the continental United States the following academic year.
Selection Criteria Used by the Selection Committee
- Minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0
- Applicant expressed a strong interest in natural resource conservation
- Community service
- Leadership skills
- Although this is primarily a merit based scholarship, financial need may be considered
2019 Award Amount
March 5, 2019 (Online application will be available on December 1, 2018)
Please contact the Community Foundation at 540-213-2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and/or clarification.