Eligibility: This $500 scholarship is for students who attend/graduated from an approved program of study in Missouri (as stated in Missouri statute, RSMO 167.031 - includes public, private, and home school) or from Wayne City High School in Illinois. The student need not be a SWCS member. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school or a full-time undergraduate academic study. They must major in a conservation or natural resource-related field such as soil science, land use planning, forestry, wildlife management, fisheries, agricultural engineering, hydrology, rural sociology, agronomy, water management, agricultural economics, biology, agricultural education, or related environmental protection or resource management curricula. Applicants must attend, or plan to attend, a college or university properly accredited by national or regional accrediting bodies or their equivalence. Financial need will not be a factor in selection.