Entry Deadline April 7, 2023
The Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District will award one scholarship this year, in the sum of $1,500. Additional Scholarships may be available depending on funds available and applications that meet the requirements. Scholarships presented at the Soil & Water Conservation Annual Banquet that will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at T&S Farm in Leesville, South Carolina. The scholarship checks are jointly written to the recipient and the college or university attending.
Subsequent funding, after the Freshman year through the Senior year, up to $200 for school materials will be available if scholarship recipients:
Provide an oral presentation of up to ten minutes to the Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District Board on their progress within their Major after each school year.
Has not changed their initial Major outside the agricultural or environmental fields.
Has maintained at least a 2.5 GPA
The scholarships are presented to high school seniors residing in Lexington County who will be attending a South Carolina college, university, or technical college. The applicants must be planning a major in an agricultural or environmental related field such as: vocational agriculture education, agriculture economics or engineering, agronomy, natural resources, biology, forestry, horticulture, etc.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Lauren Knight - $1,500
Swansea High School
She managed to stay at the top of class while being involved with her church, community, softball team, BETA club, student council, FCA group, FDA chapter, Farm Bureau, and working on her family farm. She plans on going to Clemson to major in Agribusiness.
Alivia Smith - $1500
White Knoll High School
As an Ap Environmental Science student, and a member of the Environmental Club, she is committed to the improvement and conservation of the environment. She plans on going to Clemson to major in Environmental Science and Conservation.
Drake Ariail - $750
Pelion High School
Currently the President of the Pelion FFA, he wants to teach younger generations the importance of agriculture. To achieve this he intends to go to Piedmont Technical College to study Diversified Agriculture then transfer to Clemson.
Savannah Grace Smaltz - $750
Pelion High School
She's a long standing member of the Pelion FFA Chapter having served as the chapter reporter, secretary, and currently the Vice President. She intend to go to Piedmont Technical College to study Diversified Agriculture.