Conservation Achievement Scholarships Program

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Conservation Achievement Scholarships Program

Illinois Conservation Foundation is glad to announce the Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program for High School Senior. It offers the award amount to promote the value of the natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.

This opportunity is available to the outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and promotion of Illinois’ natural resources. One of the four scholarships will be given to a qualified applicant who is also a legal dependent of a current Illinois Department of Natural Resources employee.

The Illinois Conservation Foundation is a 501C3 non for profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent acceptable by the law. The ICF is not subject to the Public Funds Investment Act (20 ILCS 880/20) which places limitations on the types of investments in which a public agency may invest funds. The Illinois Conservation Foundation inspires today’s youth by providing quality outdoor education programs that instil a life-long interest in conservation and sustainability.

Brief Description

The applicant may refer to the given table to get more details concerning the fellowship:

Organization Illinois Conservation Foundation
Educational Level  High School Senior
Subjects  Any
Amount  $2,000
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards  4
City Any
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline  March 01, 2021
Application Fees  Nil
Requirement  Essay, Copy of an acceptance letter, Two digital photographs

 Who May Be Eligible

Applicant must be the following:

  • Students must be a senior in an Illinois high school during the year of the scholarship award an Illinois resident.
  • Applicants must be able to provide specific examples of voluntary, effective contributions to Illinois’ natural resources
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university program of study in the calendar year of his/her
  • Aspirants must be a high school graduation
  • All participants must be a student in good standing at his/her high school and possess a 2.5-grade point average or more
  • Students must have a 4.0 scale (3.1-grade point average or better on a 5.0 scale).

How to Apply

All the application must be submitted electronically through email on Students need to place all information in a single file with their Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone (including area code), Cell Phone (including area code), Email, and County in a Microsoft Word document or PDF file. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after March 1, 2021, will not be considered.

Supporting Documents

Applicants need to provide the following information:

  • Write and attach a 500-word essay on why you are qualified to receive this scholarship award.
  • Copy of an acceptance letter
  • Two digital photographs
  • Attach one letter of support


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Up to four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • These scholarships awards are one-time awards that are not renewable.
  • The scholarship amount may be used for the following expenses related to the two- or four-year college or university degree that the scholarship recipient is pursuing: tuition; college/university fees; textbooks; room and board at the college/university.
  • Funds are mailed directly to the college/university of the successful aspirants.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Illinois Conservation Foundation till March 1, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

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