The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for two scholarships open to area high school students.
The Dick O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship is available for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture natural resources.
O’Keefe was born and raised in Delaware County and was proud to be a farmer. His family is excited to help a local young person with the same dream – a life devoted to agriculture. To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, a student must:
• Reside in Delaware County or have graduated or will be graduating from one of Delaware County’s public or private high schools
• Have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
• Be entering as a full-time freshman at a two-year or four-year accredited college, technical school, or university
The application form is available on the SWCD website at www.delawareswcd.org or by calling 740-368-1921. The deadline to submit an application is April 12.
In addition to the Dick O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship, the SWCD is also awarding a $375 scholarship to a high school student interested in attending Camp Canopy.
Formerly the Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, Camp Canopy is a residential camp that offers a mix of traditional camping activities like hanging around the bonfire and hiking, combined with educational activities centered around all things forestry and wildlife.
The camp will be held June 9-14 at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County.
To be eligible for the $375 scholarship, applicants must reside in Delaware County and be a current high school student or incoming high school freshman.
For more information on Camp Canopy, visit https://campcanopy.com.
The application form is available on the SWCD website at www.delawareswcd.org or by calling the office at 740-368-1921. The application deadline is April 12.
For scholarship-related questions, contact Dona Rhea, conservation educator, at 740-368-1921 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for this story was provided by the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District.