Lexington Soil & Water Conservation District
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.
2023 Scholarship Recipients
Isaiah Dye - $1,000
Swansea High School
A member of Varsity football and baseball, Beta Club, and student council he intends to major in Civil Engineering at Clemson University.
Ellie Harman - $1000
Gilbert High School
She's spread awareness about environmental conservation and preservation as FAA president, and intends to major in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology at Clemson University
Carter Senf - $1000
Gilbert High School
Student council VP and FFA president he plans to major in Agriculture Education at Clemson University to so he can teach future generations of agriculturalists.
Sydney Smaltz - $1000
Pelion High School
The Chapter Reporter, Chaplain and eventual President of her school's FFA she intends to major in Biology with an emphasis Wildlife at Midlands Tech.