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 choose 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.

South Carolina Soil & Water Conservation Society Scholarship 

The South Carolina Chapter Soil & Water Conservation Society Scholarship of $1,000 (amount not to exceed tuition and books) is available for 2020 and will be presented at a time appropriate to the recipient. The scholarship check will be written jointly to the recipient and the College/University the recipient plans to attend.

The scholarship will be presented in accord to the following criteria:

  • Recipient must be a resident of South Carolina at time of application.
  • Recipient may not receive this scholarship for any two consecutive years.
  • Scholarship will be for undergraduate studies.
  • Scholarship is available for fields of conservation/natural resources.
  • Scholarship is for part time or full time students. (Scholarship amount will not exceed cost of tuition and books)
  • Criteria for selection includes:
    • Essay
    • Scholarship - Grade Point Average
    • Financial Need
    • Community Involvement
    • Career Goals
  • Requirements for application include:
    • Application must be typed and postmarked by MARCH 15TH.
    • A copy of most recent transcript.
    • An essay of 300 words or less responding to: "The Value of This Scholarship To Me." Essay MUST be typed. 
    • Letters of Recommendation (Max. 3) 
Please return application and supporting documents postmarked by March 15th to:

Hugh Caldwell
400 Mill Creek Rd

Lexington, SC 29072