Details for the 2019-20 Scholarship
Applications must be emailed/postmarked by December 2, 2019 (the Monday after Thanksgiving)
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NEWLY POSTED INFO – 09/23/19
Essay Background Information:
The theme for the 2019 Show-Me SWCS Scholarship is “Exploration, Exploitation and Conservation: Comparing History and Current Management”.
Through your essay, we want you to explore the ways that natural resources, are used, ways that they have been damaged, and ways that they are being conserved.
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
— Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring”
Please select a natural resource. Explain the value of this resource. Tell about the history behind its discovery, or early use. Compare ways that it was historically harvested and current improvements to that process. Give examples of ways that the natural resource, or those resources around it, were exploited or damaged during the harvest. Talk about organizations or legislation that have improved the related collection process, protection, or land reclamation. Spend much of your essay addressing ways that conservation practices are improving the harvest and use of these natural resources. We encourage you to examine natural resource of your own choosing, or one listed below.
- American Bison
- Natural gas
- Organic matter
- Sturgeon for caviar
- Palm oil
- Top soil
- Seafloor metals
- Softshell turtles
Scholarship applications must include a 3 to 5-page essay (please include sources).
Applications should be sent to
7005 SE Ketchem Rd
Cameron, MO 64429
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by December 2, 2019 (Monday after Thanksgiving). Email is preferred.