2021 College Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications

We award two $1,000.00 Scholarships to any York County residents majoring in – or planning to major in – the field of conservation (agriculture, environmental, natural history, natural resource management or related science field).

Applicants must be enrolled in, or accepted to, an accredited college or university. Please see our Checklist and Scholarship Application below for all information.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a York County resident.
  • Applicant must be (or will be) attending an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must be (or will be) majoring in agricultural, conservation, environmental, natural resource management, or related science field.
  • Applicant must currently be enrolled in college or university or have been accepted for the school calendar for fall 2021 or spring 2022.
  • Applicant must not have received a scholarship from us in the last year.

What to Include in Your Application

  • Conservation District Scholarship Application Form
  • Your Written Career Goals for your chosen field of study
  • A detailed Written Description of Your Prior or Current Conservation Activities, Studies or Related Field Experiences – as an intern, student, camp attendee, employee, etc., or on your own.
  • Your College Transcripts (high school transcript if incoming freshman)
  • One letter of recommendation (this letter must be specific to this scholarship, written by a professional* who can directly attest to your interest, accomplishments, and projected success in your chosen field of study. Please include this letter in your application packet)

How to Apply

Submit your application online, via email, or through the mail.

Apply Online
Please submit the form below to apply online.

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.
Attach your Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, etc.


Email your complete application packet to:


Mail your complete application packet to:
Attn: YCCD College Scholarship Committee
York County Conservation District
2401 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 101, Room 139, York, PA 17402
Telephone 717-840-7430