Student Scholarships

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”        – Unknown

The Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering two memorial scholarships, each $1,000 awards.

These scholarships are in memory of David L Schnur, Newman Lyle and Krsnak-Runyan-Ward.

These scholarships seek to provide financial aide to a student in need of economic assistance and pursing a career in soil and water conservation or natural resources.

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Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Iowa.
  • Have completed a full year of college coursework in a natural resources related field; OR be employed in a natural resources related field in Iowa for a minimum of one year.
  • Have demonstrated integrity, ability and competence in their work.
  • Possess skills gained through training or experiences.
  • Be enrolled in the upcoming fall term.

First priority will be giving to applicants pursing a full-time degree while attending school on a full-time basis.  Second priority will be given to applicants doing single or multiple course work toward a degree while attending school part-time.  Priority is also given to members of Iowa SWCS.


Click here to download the Scholarship Application

  • Applications must be postmarked on or before June 30
  • Submit completed applications to: Olivia LaGrange, at
  • For more information contact Olivia LaGrange at 319-981-3586 or

Click here to link to scholarship opportunities with the National SWCS.