Conservation district offers scholarship

The DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District will award one DeKalb County high school graduating senior with a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is intended to help a student that is interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, the environment, or land use.

Criteria for the scholarship includes: resident of DeKalb County, high school graduating senior, and enrolled as a full-time freshman at a college or university.

The Simonson Scholarship is offered by the DeKalb County SWCD to recognize the Simonson family’s commitment in support of agriculture and the environment, and in the promotion of sound land use practices.

Applications and more information can be found at www.swcdekalbil.org or contact the DeKalb County SWCD office at 815-756-3234, ext. 9488. Deadline for application is March 30.

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