The Conservation Future Scholarship was created by the Washington Conservation Society (WCS) in 2020. WCS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting natural resource conservation efforts in Washington State by providing a philanthropic center for investments in citizen-led, voluntary-based conservation projects, activities, education, and outreach efforts.
Conservation Future Scholarship Considerations
Annually, the Washington Conservation Society will award one scholarship in the amount of up to $1,000. The annual scholarship is subject to the availability of funds. This scholarship is not available to relatives of the WCS Conservation Future Scholarship Selection Committee.
This merit-based scholarship supports college students (entering and current) with a demonstrated commitment to natural resources conservation through their coursework and/or community involvement.
If the applicant is enrolled in college, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in an accredited college or university in Washington State. Note: There is no age requirement or maximum age cap for applicants.
Scholarship Application Process
Applicants must submit an application packet comprised of:
Applications will be accepted annually from January 1 through May 31. Send the fully completed application packet to:
Washington Conservation Society
c/o Heather Wendt, Franklin Conservation District
1724 E. Superior Street
Pasco, WA 99301
The WCS shall appoint annually a Conservation Future Scholarship Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee will be provided annually a copy of all application packets.
The Selection Committee will meet in person or by phone to review, rank and select one student to recommend to the WCS for that year’s scholarship award. At the discretion of the Selection Committee, a personal interview, in person or by phone, may be conducted.
At the summer meeting of the WCS, the WCS board shall consider the recommendation from the Selection Committee.
As soon as possible after WCS board action, the scholarship recipient shall be notified by letter. Applicants not selected shall be notified as well.
Payment of the scholarship award will be made directly to the institution in the recipient’s name.
Payment will be submitted following receipt of verification of enrollment.