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Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program

Purpose: To increase the number of people working in the field of natural resource management and agriculture by supporting students attending NC community colleges and universities in undergraduate and graduate programs in related fields.

Support: Over $138,000 from the Bowman Family and other private donors have been awarded to support 122 annual scholarships since the program’s inception.

Current Work: The 2021 applicant period closes February 7. To receive future announcements, send a message on the Contact Page or email ncfswc@gmail.com

The application period opens annually in October and closes in February. Funding awards are announced in April. Eligible applicants can receive up to $5,000 per year, renewable in future years. The selection committee typically awards 10 to 15 scholarships a year at $1,000 per student.

All applicants should have a declared major in agronomy, agricultural or civil engineering, sustainable land management, agriculture education, animal science, forestry, natural resource conservation or management, plant science, soil science, water management, water quality, wildlife management or other closely related degree programs.

Accomplishments:

The 2020 / 2021 Scholars List

  • Cassandra Bolton, Wake County, Appalachian State University
  • Rebecca Burkhart, Wilkes County, NC State University
  • Lila Cantrell, Avery County, NC State University
  • Tanner Carrick, Stanly County, NC State University
  • Brittney Coon, Chowan County, UNC Wilmington
  • Henry Dozer, Currituck County, Western Carolina University
  • Grayson Frye, Davidson County, NC State University
  • Hannah Gentry, Wilkes County, NC State University
  • Rachel Gray, Iredell County, University of Mount Olive
  • Hoda Hammad, Wake County, NC State University
  • Brianna Haynes, Rowan County, NC State University
  • Mary Helmer, Swain County, NC State University
  • Kaitlyn Howard, Onslow County, NC State University
  • Nolan Hughes, Granville County, NC State University
  • Kirsten Keleher, Wake County, NC State University
  • Brady Kirkland, Swain County, Haywood Community College
  • Natalie Marochak, Orange County, East Carolina University
  • Sarah McAllister, Catawba County, University of Mount Olive
  • Lisandra Mejia, Watauga County, NC State University
  • Nathan Motsinger, Forsyth County, NC State University
  • Nancy Nan, Wake County, University of California Los Angeles
  • Madison Reilly, Harnett County, NC State University
  • Allison Schulz, Wake County, NC State University
  • Jacob Thomasson, Granville County, NC State University
  • Caleb Walker, Caswell County, NC State University
  • Adam Wheeler, Wayne County, Wayne Community College
  • Sarah White, Gates County, NC State University
  • Caroline Yount, Cleveland County, NC State University

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