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Entry Deadline April 7, 2023

This year we are awarding one scholarship, in the sum of $1,500, with additional scholarships available if we have the funds available and applications that meet the requirements. Scholarships presented at the our Annual Recognition Banquet that will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at T&S Farm in Leesville, South Carolina. The scholarship checks are written to the recipient and the college or university they will be attending.


Subsequent funding through the Senior year, of 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.

  • Maintain their initial Major outside the agricultural or environmental fields.

  • Maintain 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. 

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