The Bedford Country Conservation District is conducting two scholarships program as Glen Beach Academic Scholarship for high school graduates and undergraduates of Bedford Country in agriculture, environmental studies, soils or natural resources and William Plank Memorial scholarship for Bedford Country high school graduates and undergraduates studying in environmental courses related to natural resources, soils, plants, animal science, agriculture or forestry. This scholarship program provides an opportunity for students to pursue their education in these fields.
The students will get selected for awards based on their academic merit, study curriculum, the quality of the written essay, and their career goals. Two scholarship award amounts of $1,000 and $500, created to honor late Glen Bleach and William Plank, respectively, will be given to two applicants to manage their education-related expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other supplies. This will help students to pursue their education and manage the expenses that are required to fulfill their educational fees.
The Bedford Country Conservation District (BCCD) was organized in the year 1956 to encourage stewardship and conservation of natural resources for this and future generations. The two scholarships are created to honor late Glean Bleach in recognition of his contributions in conservation tillage funded through the No-Till Rental Equipment program and honor the environmentalist William Plank for his dedication to conservation. This encourages students to seek education and secures their future in conservation and natural resources-related fields.
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The following table displays the scholarships information shortly:
|Organization||Bedford Country Conservation District (BCCD)|
|Education Level||High school graduates and undergraduates|
|Subjects||Conservation of natural resources|
|Amount||$1,000 and $500|
|Number of Awards||2 (1 for each)|
|Contest Deadline||April 30, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Glen Bleach memorial scholarship:
- High school graduates of Bedford County High School
- William Plank memorial scholarship:
- High school graduates enrolled in a program of environmental studies related to natural resources, soils, plants, animal science, agriculture, or forestry.
How to Apply?
The students who are eligible for the scholarship they wish to apply for should fill out the application form providing all the details such as their personal details, education details, work experience, volunteer activities, extracurricular activities with that students need to attach an essay of one or two pages, describing their background, attitude towards conservation and how they are similar to the goals of the Bedford Country Conservation District, objectives of their educational pursuits, career plans, leadership positions, and why they believe they deserve this scholarship and should also list two or three more conservation or environmental problems that they think society is currently facing and should also attach an official transcript through the present school year, with raised school seal imprinted and including a cumulative grade point average. Students can download the application form from the below links provided.
All the applications, including the required materials, should be sent to the following mailing address.
Bedford Country Conservation District
702 West Pitt Street, Suites 3
Bedford, PA 15522.
The winners of both the scholarships will be selected based on their academic merit, the curriculum of study, the quality of the written essay, and their career goals. All these things will be taken into consideration before the awards are given. The Glen Bleach Scholarship award amount is $1,000, and that of William Plank Scholarship is $500. The award amount will be utilized for the winner’s educational purposes, such as in managing their education-related expenses like tuition fees, books, transportation, accommodation, and others. This will encourage students to pursue their education in studies related to the conservation of natural resources. The scholarship amount will less the student’s financial burden related to education which will make them focus more on their studies and achieve their educational and career goals.
The eligible students should fill out their application forms and send them to the mailing address provided no later than April 30, 2022. Applications received after this date will not be eligible for this program.