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Assoc of Conservation Districts Now Accepting Applications for the Mike Thralls Memorial Scholarship

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:55:00 CST

Assoc of Conservation Districts Now Accepting Applications for the Mike Thralls Memorial Scholarship The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second annual "Mike Thralls Memorial Scholarship." A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Thralls served as Oklahoma Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. In his memory, OACD will be awarding two $500 scholarships in February 2017.


In order to be awarded a scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

Current high school senior in Oklahoma that will be pursuing a degree in agriculture or natural resources at Oklahoma State University.

Currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University in the College of Agriculture or Natural Resources;and be a graduate of an Oklahoma high school.

Preferred Criteria:

In the spirit of Mike Thralls, applicants that are involved in 4-H, FFA, farming and/or ranching and have expressed an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. Applicants should exhibit outstanding character, professionalism and a commitment to serve their community.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a 500 word essay on a conservation subject of their choice along with their full name, address, telephone number, email address and a copy of their most recent high school or college transcripts to OACD no later than February 1, 2017.

Applications can be mailed or emailed to:

PO Box 2775
Oklahoma City, OK 73101


Award Notification:

The scholarship will be presented at the 79th annual OACD meeting on Monday February 27, 2017. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend to accept their award. All funds will be paid directly to Oklahoma State University.

Click here for a copy of the scholarship application.

Source - Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts



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