February 23, 2001

Conservation Scholarship Available For High School Seniors

The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD) is offering three or four $500 scholarships to local high school seniors wanting to pursue a career in the areas of resource conservation and/or agriculture.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications: (1) be a resident within the RCD of Greater San Diego County's sphere of influence; (2) have successfully completed three years of study at an accredited high school; (3) be nearing completion of fourth year of high school, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale); and, (4) expect, or have receive, a "notice of intent" to enroll in undergraduate college courses related to conservation or agriculture.

Applications are available and are due April 23, 2001. For an application, contact your school's scholarship counseling center, visit the RCD website (www.rcdsandiego.org) or call the RCD at (760) 745-2061, x3.

The RCD is a nonprofit, nonregulatory agency organized under Division 9 of the State Public Resources Code whose mission is to help protect, conserve and restore natural resources through information, education and technical assistance programs. The RCD works with landowners, businesses, schools, other agencies and the general public to provide positive conservation stewardship throughout the county.

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