For Students Graduating from High School
Conservation Districts of Iowa partners with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to offer scholarships to graduating high school students for pursuing higher education in fields of study related to conservation and agriculture.
Information about scholarships comes out in December, and applications are due to the local SWCD office in February.
For College Students and Recent Graduates
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) supports Summer Internships in SWCDs across the state. Visit the IDALS website to learn more.
Madison County SWCD will be offering a summer internship in 2024. See announcement for details.
For Students Enrolled in Grades 9-12 / Ages 14-19
The National Conservation Foundation Envirothon Annual Competition “is an environmental and natural resource conservation problem-solving, teambuilding and leadership experience and competition for high school students across the United States, Canada, and China.” Visit the Conservation Districts of Iowa website to learn more about State and Regional competitions in Iowa: https://cdiowa.org/get-involved/envirothon/
For K-12 Students
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI), and local SWCDs partner to make the annual Conservation Poster Contest possible. The contest is open to any child residing in Iowa who is a student in Kindergarten through 12th grade whose school is in a participating SWCD.
Information about the Poster Contest comes out in January, and posters are due to the local SWCD office in April.
Visit the Conservation Districts of Iowa website to learn more: https://cdiowa.org/get-involved/poster-contest/