Scholarship Opportunities

The Headwaters SWCD provides the opportunity to apply for an educational scholarship for students interested in furthering their education in a field related to natural resources.

The Scholarship guidelines/criteria allow full-time students who have applied to a college undergraduate level curriculum to apply for the Scholarship Program.

These scholarships are offered to graduating high school students as well as college students.

Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship.

Recipients are selected based on various criteria including: academic achievement, school and community involvement, interest in natural resources conservation, as well as financial need.

The District screens applications and selects one application to forward on to the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) for consideration for one of the available VASWCD Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships.


  • To promote the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields associated with natural resource conservation and environmental protection.
  • To give 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.

2018 Prospective scholarship candidates – Individual applicants must be full-time college freshmen or students  who have applied to a college freshman level curriculum. Applicants shall document a class ranking in the top 20% of his or her graduating class or a 3.0 or greater Grade Point Average or appropriate equivalent of individual scholastic achievement.  The applicant’s most recent official high school transcript must accompany the application. A copy of a school transcript will not be accepted.  Applicants shall demonstrate active interest in conservation.

To apply, please download the application from the link below:


Applications with required attachments are due to the Headwaters SWCD office in Verona by no later than close of business on March 1, 2018.