Applications must be submitted by May 7, 2018.  Click here for application.

The NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund establishes a continuing memorial to those recognized and honored through monetary contribution for their dedicated service to the conservation of our natural resources. This scholarship is granted to encourage and support qualified students to pursue a career in a field related to the conservation and management of natural resources.

Contributions to the Scholarship Fund have been invested to produce a continuing source of income to support scholarships to qualifying students in the field of conservation. Scholarships are funded from the interest earned on the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund.


  1. Must be a New Jersey resident.
  2. Must be a full time student in good standing at an accredited college (not necessarily in NJ).
  3. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the scholarship award date, at least four full semesters of study.
  4. Must be an undergraduate enrolled in a major curriculum of agriculture or natural resource conservation, including agronomy, soil science, plant science, forestry, geography, journalism, agricultural education, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, environmental engineering, and other areas related to conservation.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Academic commitment to a field of conservation.
  2. Demonstrated scholastic ability.
  3. Involvement in extra curricular activities or volunteer projects related to conservation.
  4. Financial Need


Applications may be obtained from any Soil Conservation District in New Jersey, from the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, or the State Soil Conservation Committee, PO Box 330, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.

Applications must be submitted by deadline stated above to:

Memorial Conservation Scholarship
New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts
c/o NJACD – PO Box 330, Room 204
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

The announcement of the scholarship winners will be made by the mid May.

2017 Memorial Conservation Scholarship Winner

2016 Memorial Conservation Scholarship Winner

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