Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

Soil Science Society of America

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Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2021 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $4,000

Fields of work: Soil Science Water Resource Management

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, Mexico, United States

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Great soil and water conservationists do not evolve from our education systems, but are nurtured throughout their education and career building period by conservation stalwarts who have traveled on before them. Credit must be given to the mentors and colleagues that have shaped the field of soil and water conservation before us. The reality is the number of professionals, mentors, college curriculums, and students are diminishing in the field of soil and water conservation. This Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship is meant to bring back into focus the vital necessity and passion for our discipline by encouraging current students to consider a career in soil and water conservation. The award is supported by funds from the Soil and Water Management & Conservation Division to the Agronomic Science Foundation and administered by SSSA.

A stipend of $3500 will be awarded to the selected candidate in August preceding the start of the fall semester. In addition, $500 will be awarded to the student awardee’s major professor or advisor to encourage the continued mentoring of the student in the field of soil and water conservation, as well as to entice the student candidate to apply for the scholarship, and to accompany the awardee attending the SSSA Annual Meeting.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The candidate must be a student enrolled in a North American (USA, Canada, and Mexico) University.     
  • The student can be a junior or senior in a B.S. program or a M.S. candidate.    
  • This award allows self-nominations.


  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a land grant university, or other universities or colleges having an equivalent agricultural curriculum.


  • Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.

This page was last reviewed June 02, 2020 and last updated June 02, 2020