The winner of the 2016-17 Scholarship is
Duncan Hughes, of Wellington, MO.
– Closed – Details for the 2016-17 Scholarship – Closed –
Applications must be emailed/postmarked by November 28, 2016 (the Monday after Thanksgiving)
For complete details, choose your preferred format and click on the following links…
Essay Background Information:
The theme for the 2017 Show-Me SWCS Scholarship is “Soil Health: Foundation of Conservation”.
“Only “living” things can have health, so viewing soil as a living ecosystem reflects a fundamental shift in the way we care for our nation’s soils. Soil isn’t an inert growing medium, but rather is teaming with billions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that are the foundation of an elegant symbiotic ecosystem.” – quoted from the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Through your essay, we want you to explore the living component of soil, and how it contributes to agricultural productivity and air and water quality.
Please select a member, or multiple members, of the soil food web and detail their role in soil health, and the value of a healthy food web. Talk about the member’s physical structure, their purposes and preferences, their quantity in various ecosystems, their relation to other members of the soil food web, and how they contribute to the health of soil, air, and water quality. We encourage you to examine your own topic of interest, or one listed below.
Inorganic Nitrogen Amoebae
Root hairs Organic matter
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 28, 2016 (Monday after Thanksgiving). Email is preferred.