School Contest & Scholarships

 2020 School Contest Theme

This year we are focusing on Pollinators, especially BEES! The deadline for the Districts essay, photo, and bulletin board contest is March 27, 2020. For more information, please contact Racquel Slaton. 

Theme: In recent years, there have been concerning signs of decline in pollinator populations. Pollinators help the environment by forming the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food. It is important that we work together to help them prosper by enhancing native pollinator habitats and protecting against the declining populations of our pollinators. 

Click the links below to access the forms  and requirements for each contest. 

Essay Contest 

Photo Contest

Bulletin Board Contest


McPhail-Major Scholarship

Anderson Soil & Water Conservation District (ASWCD) strives to educate the citizens of Anderson County on the importance of preserving our natural resources.  We are proud to announce ASWCD will award a $1000 scholarship in memory of Mr. Don McPhail an a $1000 scholarship in memory of Mr. Freddy Major. We will choosw two (2) Anderson County senior students to receive one award each.

Mr. McPhail and Mr. Major served as a Commissioner on the ASWCD Board and dedicated most of their adult lives to agricultural and conservation programs in Anderson County.


Applicants will be considered with emphasis on the following areas:

  1. Agricultural background and related activities

  2. Scholastic achievement

  3. Financial need

  4. Extra-curricular activities


Applications are due by March 27, 2020


Please contact Racquel Slaton at the conservation district office at (864) 844-8222 if you need any additional information on the scholarship. Previous recipients can not apply.

Application Form