Congratulations to the 2023 NNSWCD Scholarship winners!
Anne Kathryn Martz, the recipient of the NNSWCD J.C. Berger Conservation Advancement Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, attends Rappahannock High School and the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School. Anne Kathryn will be studying Agricultural Education at Virginia Tech. Anne Kathryn is very involved with the FFA and currently serves as the President. She also volunteers in the community through FFA, the Haven, Healthy Kids Run and other groups. Her love for agriculture, education and conservation made her the standout recipient of this scholarship.
Emma Packett, the recipient of the NNSWCD James Edward Minor Ag Stewardship Award in the amount of $1,000, attended Rappahannock High School and the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School. Emma is studying Crop Soil and Environmental Science with a minor in Agribusiness at Virginia Tech. Emma had an active role in FFA, serving in many roles including President, and 4-H. Emma is now active in Agronomy Club, Eventing Club and Block and Bridle at VT. Her continued pursuit of conservation in agriculture meets the District’s vision.
The J.C. Berger Conservation Advancement Scholarship is open to students with permanent residency within Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, or Westmoreland Counties, who will begin a full-time, first year college curriculum in natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
The James Edward Minor Ag Stewardship Award is open to full-time undergraduate college students with permanent residency within Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, or Westmoreland Counties. Applicants must be enrolled in a college-level curriculum in natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Educational Foundation Scholarship – individual must be a Virginia resident and full-time student enrolled in or 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. Applicants shall demonstrate an active interest in conservation. Applications should be made from the county the student resides or attends school. Eligible applicants must reside or attend school within a local Soil and Water Conservation District.