Details for the 2017-18 Scholarship
Applications must be emailed/postmarked by November 27, 2017 (the Monday after Thanksgiving)
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Essay Background Information:
The theme for the 2018 Show-Me SWCS Scholarship is “Resource Managers <-> Resource Users”.
“Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides, but they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history, to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.”
– Aldo Leopold, The River of the Mother of God
Through your essay, we want you to explore the practical basics from which today’s natural resource management advancements have developed, and the value in learning from the past to inform the future.
Please select a historical conservationist and detail their philosophy of resource management in relation to modern implementation. Talk about the figure’s personal background, the development of their interest in natural resources, some of their core ideas on natural resource management, techniques/policies that they pioneered, ways that their vision shaped future advancements, and at least one of their ideas that we would do well to go back and study, as we look to the future. We encourage you to examine your own person of interest, or one listed below.
- Aldo Leopold – Jacques Cousteau
- Rachel Carson – George Bird Grinnell
- Theodore Roosevelt – Gloria Hollister
- Gifford Pinchot – Edward H. Faulkner
- George Perkins Marsh – Charles E. Kellogg
- Charles Sprague Sargent – Ira Gabrielson
- David Bower – William Temple Hornaday
- Archie Carr – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
- Stephen Mather – Hugh Hammond Bennett
- “Mardy” and Olaus Murie – Roger Tory Peterson
- Barrington Moore, Sr. – William Edwin Ricker
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 November 27, 2017 (Monday after Thanksgiving). Email is preferred.