Scholarship offered to New Jersey college students

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this summer to a New Jersey student majoring in natural resource conservation, environmental science or a related field of study, as per the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS).

To qualify for the Edward R. Hall/Robert R. Hanna Scholarship, an applicant must be a full-time student in good standing at any New Jersey accredited university/college, or a New Jersey resident attending any accredited out-of-state university/college; an undergraduate enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources, including but not limited to agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, fisheries, forestry, geography, journalism, plant science, soil science, and/or wildlife; and have successfully completed at least two semesters of study.

To apply, visit to download an application form. Complete and postmark by May 6 and mail to Firman E. Bear Chapter, SWCS – C/O USDA-NRCS, 220 Davidson Ave., 4th floor, Somerset 08873.

The scholarship winner will be announced by May 30.