The 2010 Piedmont SWCD Conservation Education Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Ellke. Taylor is an Amelia County resident and a graduate of Amelia High School where he participated in the Amelia FFA and the Piedmont SWCD Envirothon programs. He is a freshman at Christopher Newport University, Norfolk, VA where he is majoring in Environmental Science.
A $1000 conservation education scholarship is awarded annually to an applicant who shows an on-going commitment to a career in the natural resources field. The application is then forwarded to VASWD to compete at the state level. Application materials will be available in January 2011 at the Piedmont office by calling 434.392-3792 ext 131. Notice of the application process will be in the area newspapers and on our website.