Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
Dave Ferguson Scholarship
Once again, it is time to get out there and promote the
annual AACD Dave Ferguson Scholarship Contest! The topic this year is
"Drought: Can Conservation Make a Difference?".
Scholarships will be awarded for 1st Place - $1,000; 2nd
Place - $750; 3rd Place - $500 by AACD.
Below you will find important information regarding the
2012-2013 scholarship contest. Each document is designed to be copied and
adapted for your own use.
Just fill in the name of your district and phone number, and send entry forms to High School Counselors, 4-H Leaders, FBLA Sponsors, FFA Sponsors, Scout Leaders, and your County Extension Agents. Try to get these to the schools at the very beginning of the year for the best results.
to inform your community of the
availability of the scholarship.
. Be sure to fill in the blanks and add a contact personís name, phone number, and the district name at the top. Local radio stations are always looking for this type of information. Go ahead and take a copy by the station. You might be surprised at the results.
. The rules of the contest are included in the information the student certifies by signing the entry form. The scholarship applicants must live in the district, have a GPA of at least 2.0, and intend to follow a conservation related major at an Arkansas college or university. With the entry they are required to include three letters of recommendation and a minimum 500-word essay. Contestants in the state contest should be prepared to give a 3-5 minute presentation on the same subject, and be interviewed by the judges.
Debbie Moreland at (501) 682-2915 or (501) 425-2891 if you have any additional questions.
Important Dates to Remember
January 18, 2013 - Deadline for applications to be received in
March 8, 2013 - Deadline for applications to be received by the
April 19, 2013 - Deadline for Area Winners to be received in the AACD State Office
June 2013 - Oral Presentations by the top three entries at the AACD Executive Board Meeting
and winners will be announced.
Three scholarships will be awarded at the state level.
- 1st Place - $1,000 scholarship
- 2nd Place - $750 scholarship
- 3rd Place - $500 scholarship