Johnston County, North Carolina
The Resource Conservation Workshop is a five day summer intensive for rising 11th and 12th grade students with an interest in agriculture or natural resources-soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and more. The 2023 workshop will be hosted at NC State University on June 25-June 30.
Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District provides a scholarship for a student (up to two) to cover the cost of the workshop each year.
Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2023.
Applications and a student essay with an adult (teacher, pastor, scout leader, work supervisor, etc., but not student's parents) letter of recommendation should be emailed to Annette M Adams or sent USPS or hand deliver to:
Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District 2736 NC Hwy. 210, Suite B Smithfield, NC 27577
Previous attendees will not be eligible to participate. No high school graduates are allowed to participate.
The workshop provides a unique experience for students to be exposed to various natural resource fields, such as soil and water conservation, wildlife and fisheries, forestry, water quality and watershed management. At the conclusion of the workshop, students are tested on their knowledge, and top scorers are awarded cash prizes and scholarships. Students with top scores on test review will receive monetary awards:
1st place $100 in cash plus a $500 scholarship*
2nd place $100 in cash plus a $275 scholarship*
3rd place $100 in cash
4th place $75 in cash
5th place $50 in cash
In addition, the following scholarships are also offered:
NC District Employees Association Scholarship ($1000) - based on student achievement, counselor recommendation and interviews.
Grady Lane Scholarship ($500) plus $100 cash - based on student achievement, counselor recommendation and interviews.
*Please note that scholarship funds are received when the student enrolls in college, and must be claimed within 5-years of the award date.
Johnston Soil & Water Conservation District Vice-Chairman, Charles Hill presented Sam Lowry, Johnston's RCW attendee with his check for unsponsored meals in the amount of $110 which was made possible by United Community Bank. Johnston SWCD sponsored Sam's tuition in the amount of $450.
Special thank you to United Community Bank for their support!
Page last updated: March 14, 2023