Warren County SWCD believes that the youth of our county are the conservation stewards of the future!
This belief fuels the decision of our Board of Supervisors to offer two distinct scholarships annually to qualifying Warren County Students.
See the information below to learn more about these special opportunities and application information.
*The yearly application deadline for both scholarships is the first Friday of April at 4p
Camp Canopy Scholarship
Camp Canopy (formerly Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp) began in 1950. Since then, more than 10,000 high school students from all over Ohio have attended camp. Many of these students have furthered their interest in forestry and wildlife by obtaining post-secondary education in natural resources. Other campers have gained a greater understanding and appreciation of Ohio's forestry heritage.
Have you ever wondered what types of trees are in Ohio's forests? Or what kinds of relationships organisms have with the forest? If so, Camp Canopy is the place to be! Camp is held at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, located on Leesville Lake in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County, Ohio. Any student who has completed 8th grade through seniors graduating the year of camp are welcome to participate. Be prepared to obtain valuable forestry information, make many new friends and HAVE FUN!!!
June 9-14, 2019
Submit a copy of your application to Warren County SWCD.
The selected recipient will be notified in April.
General camp registration information:
Thomas C. Spellmire Future Conservation leader scholarship
In July 2013, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Board member Thomas C. Spellmire passed away unexpectedly. Spellmire was a second-generation family farmer who dedicated his life to land and water conservation through sustainable farming practices, civic involvement, and vision for education. He was a driving force behind water quality educational programs for young people. Spellmire was conscientious with his farming practices and was eager to share and promote them. His efforts were recognized with many awards, notably the No Till Farmer of the Year in 1995. He was also featured in National Geographic’s Urban Sprawl article in 2001. Spellmire's ideas and concepts were so progressive that he was asked to provide congressional testimony for United States House committees in 1996 and 1999. In remembrance of his hard work and to continue his legacy, the SWCD has started a scholarship fund to pass on Tom's commitment to conservation education and
the leaders who result.
The Thomas C. Spellmire Future Conservation Leader Scholarship is awarded to a high school applicant who plans to enroll in a two or four-year undergraduate program in one of the following courses of study: natural resource management, agriculture, forestry, equine science, wildlife, geography, ecology, environmental science or
other related fields of study.