We are thrilled to announce the 2024 NNSWCD Scholarship recipients:

  • The J.C. Berger Conservation Advancement Scholarship was awarded to Layla Leo, NHS Senior.
  • The James Edward Minor Ag Stewardship Award was awarded to Taylor Mitchell, current RCC student.

Both students expressed interest in natural resource conservation and are very involved within the community. Congrats to both of these students and good luck on your next adventure!

Layla Leo was also awarded a scholarship from the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation District (VASWCD).

Scholarships Available:

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.

Please fill out the electronic application or you may print and deliver to the following:
Via postal service:
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District
Attn: Lowery Becker
P.O. Box 220
Warsaw, VA 22572-0220


In person:
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District
Attn: Lowery Becker
5585 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572

Download print PDF applications here:
NNSWCD Application
VASWCD Application