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Conservation Scholarship Overview

Each year the Dwight Lydell Chapter offers two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.

The purpose of this award is to:

Support a High School Senior in their educational efforts.

Improve the quality of the environment through education.

Encourage young people to develop an interest in the environment.

Help maintain students’ curiosity and excitement about the environment.

Note: This scholarship was designed to further support undergraduates from recognized conservation or environmental-related degree programs. Programs may include, but are not limited to, those such as: environmental science/engineering/education, natural resource management, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, parks and recreation, range management, and soils, and other related sciences such as ecology, biology (conservation/field/marine), geology, hydrology, and zoology, including mammalogy, ornithology, and entomology.

Area high schools we are currently working with include
Rockford, Northview, Sparta, Forest Hills Central, Forest Hills Northern and Forest Hills Eastern.

Additional documents in PDF format are as follows:

Scholarship General Information for the Applicant

Scholarship Application for Forest Hills Central High School

Scholarship Application for Forest Hills Eastern High School

Scholarship Application for Forest Hills Northern High School

Scholarship Application for Northview High School

Scholarship Application for Rockford High School

Scholarship Application for Sparta High School

Special Note!

In addition, a student may later -- in his or her junior year -- apply for the National Conservation Scholarship, either as a previous IWLA local chapter scholarship recipient ~OR~ as student member (chapter or at large) ~OR~ as child of current IWLA member (chapter or at large) and in good standing 1 year prior to applying.

More information online at:

The mission of the Izaak Walton League of America is:

“To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore
the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States
and other lands; to promote means and opportunities
for the education of the public with respect to such resources
and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.”