Conservation scholarship

The Columbia County Conservation District is offering a $500 prize.

As part of a statewide education program, Columbia County Conservation District is offering a $500 scholarship for a local high school student, according to Dr. Mark Bryan, chairman of the district.

As well as receiving the district scholarship, the winner will be eligible to compete at both the area and state level.

The Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts awards two scholarships ($1,000 and $500) based on student’s essay.

The rules are simple, and the contest is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who are Columbia County residents and will follow a conservation-related course of study.

Contest entries must be submitted by February 19 to the Columbia County Conservation District at 100 E. University MSC 9432, Magnolia, AR 71753 or by email at

High school counselors, 4-H leaders, FBLA sponsors, FFA sponsors, and county Extension agents have entry forms and rules.

CLICK HERE for an entry form.

Those interested may call the district office at 870-235-5270 or email the district at

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