Author: Charlotte DeMolay

2019 VASWCD Educational Foundation Scholarship is Open



College Scholarship Guidelines

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

Click here for application

Purpose: To promote the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields 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.

Qualifications: Individual applicants must be full-time students 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.  The applicant’s most recent official school transcript must accompany the application. A copy of a school transcript will not be accepted.  Applicants shall demonstrate active interest in conservation.

Students must reside or attend school within Loudoun County. Only 1 applicant can be submitted to the state. The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District Board will vote on the most qualified Loudoun applicant to submit.

Amount Awarded: Four $1,000 scholarships will be given to statewide winners. Two scholarships are awarded on behalf of the VASWCD Education Foundation and two scholarships are awarded on behalf of the Virginia Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society. A check will be issued directly to the selected institution of higher education on behalf of the student.

2018-19 Mini-Grant Program is Accepting Applications

The Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a limited number of mini-grants of up to $500 to Loudoun County teachers. The Mini-Grants are intended for projects that integrate soil & water conservation into any curriculum.

Criteria for Mini-Grant:

  • Addresses soil and water conservation and environmental education objectives.
  • Increases awareness about natural resources.
  • Presents a specific, feasible plan of action to accomplish well defined, short term and long term results.
  • Develops new or expands use of existing educational resources.
  • Offers the potential to serve as a model for use in other schools or classrooms.


Funding Guidelines/Timeline:

The LSWCD Board of Directors will review mini-grant proposals and award funding to successful candidates.

Notification of grant awards will be made as soon as possible.

Grant recipients must complete the proposed project within the timeline stated in their grant proposal and recipients must submit a mid-year report by
April 30, 2019, and a final report outlining their project achievements by June 28, 2019.

Procedure to Apply:

Complete the Loudoun SWCD Mini-Grant Program application form. For program information and the application please click here.

5:00 PM, FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

Send the completed application form to: Loudoun SWCD, Attn: Charlotte DeMolay, Education Specialist, 30 Catoctin Circle, SE., Suite H; Leesburg, VA 20175 or email:  Proposals can also be sent through the county inter-office mail system to: Loudoun SWCD, MSC#95.