Scholarships

The Conservation District accepts applications for two scholarships programs; The Glen Beach Memorial Scholarship funded through the No-Till Equipment Rental Program and the William Plank Memorial Scholarship funded by the William Plank Memorial Fund.

 

GLEN BEACH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

BEDFORD COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

The Bedford County Conservation District is offering a $1000 scholarship in honor of the late Glen Beach, in recognition of his contributions in conservation tillage, funded through the No-Till Rental Equipment Program. The scholarship is available to graduates of a Bedford County high school. Applications must be submitted no later than April 30.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, curriculum of study, quality of the written essay and career goals that are consistent with the BCCD mission. The BCCD encourages stewardship and conservation of natural resources for this and future generations.

Successful recipients will be notified by postal mail shortly after the committee selection; anticipate scholarship availability in September.

Glen Beach Scholarship Announcement

Glen Beach Scholarship Application

 

 

 

WILLIAM PLANK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

BEDFORD COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

A special $500 memorial scholarship has been established in honor of environmentalist William Plank for his dedication to conservation. Bill was a longtime Bedford County Conservation District Board member, and inspired many fortunate enough to know him. His friends and family have chosen to recognize and honor his work by contributing to a scholarship in his name.

The scholarship is available to high school graduates enrolled in a program of environmental studies; courses should be related to natural resources, soils, plants, animal science, agriculture or forestry.

Applications must be submitted no later than April 30.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, curriculum of study, quality of the written essay and career goals that are consistent with the BCCD mission. The BCCD encourages stewardship and conservation of natural resources for this and future generations.

The scholarship will be available as early as September for disbursement. The successful applicant will be notified by postal mail soon after the committee has arrived at a decision. Please note that the money will be paid directly to the school of your choice after confirmation of enrollment. The funds must be used within one year of notification of scholarship award.

William Plank Scholarship Announcement

 

William Plank Scholarship Application