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Conservation scholarship open to New Jersey college students

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this summer to a New Jersey student majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental science or a related field of study through the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship.

To qualify, an applicant must be a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college or a New Jersey resident attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources, including but not limited to agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science and/or wildlife; and have successfully completed at least two semesters of study.

Visit www.njswcs.org to download an application form. Postmark by April 15 and mail to Firman E. Bear Chapter, SWCS, c/o USDA-NRCS, 220 Davidson Ave, 4th floor, Somerset 08873.

The scholarship winner will be announced by June 3.

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