Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship

To provide educational resources for students pursuing a degree in a natural resource field. 

Scholarship Deadline - February 15th This scholarship has a deadline of February 15th at 5pm. Deadline: February 15th 15


Applicants must

- Be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate (diploma or G.E.D. certificate);
- Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university;
- Be enrolled in a natural resource field such as fish or wildlife biology, conservation or management, air quality, botany, conservation education, ecology, forestry, hydrology, soils, pollution control or water quality;
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; and
- Have their permanent address in Boone, Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will or Winnebago Counties.

This scholarship does not have an online application. For more information, contact the scholarship administrator at the Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation District at 815-965-2392 or


This scholarship was formerly known as the Leopold Education Project Scholarship. Funding for this 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.