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Deadline Approaching: Students Encouraged to Apply for Soil & Water Scholarship

The deadline is approaching for Buncombe County students interested in entering the field of conservation, agriculture or another natural resource program to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from The Buncombe Soil & Water Conservation District.

The William Hamilton Memorial Scholarship will provide a student with money to go towards their studies. Eligible students must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university and must submit a proposal for a volunteer conservation project in Buncombe County.

One winner will be selected by a committee of Buncombe Soil & Water Conservation District staff and Supervisors and the funds will be dispersed directly to the institution upon completion of the volunteer project.

Scholarship Timeline:

April 15, 2024 - Deadline to apply

April 26, 2024 – Winning applicant announced

June 30, 2024 – Deadline to complete volunteer project

July 10, 2024 – Presentation to the Board, award dispersed

The winner is also expected to attend a Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board meeting to present the results of their project and accept their scholarship.

Find the application below. Completed applications and questions can be sent to

The application can also be mailed to:
Buncombe Soil & Water Conservation District
Attn: Jen Knight and Rose Wall
49 Mount Carmel Road
Asheville NC, 28806

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Scholarship Application 515 KB 03/25/2024 3:50 PM

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Updated Apr 09, 2024 02:09 PM
Published Nov 28, 2023 11:00 AM