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At Will/South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District, we believe that providing our youth with support, not only transforms their paths but steers them toward a better future. Founded in 2009, we have been committed to supporting the lives of students through scholarship.

Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District
Conservation Education Scholarship

In the spring of 2024, the Will-South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District will be awarding three scholarships to Will/South Cook County students who expect to major in an Agriculture or Natural Resource field at any accredited college or accredited school or higher learning.

Click Here to download this year's Conservation Education Scholarship Application 2024


Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship

The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students enrolled fulltime at an accredited two or four-year community college, college, university, which will lead to a career in a natural resource field.  It was formerly called the Leopold Education Scholarship.  It is administered by the Northeastern Illinois Soil & Water Conservation District.

Funding for the scholarship was made available from the Leopold Education Project, an educational program based on the works of noted conservationist and author Aldo Leopold.  Leopold's philosophy and land ethic created a foundation for modern conservation. 

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on February 15th of each year.

Congratulations to our Will-South Cook Soil & Water 
past scholarship winners.
You are transforming your path and making a better future for all!
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