Scholarship Opportunity

On the evening of December 6th, the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) will present the $1000 Bailey/Zimmerman Scholarship, and $1000 Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter Scholarship. Students eligible are undergraduate agriculture or natural resource students enrolled in a college or university in the KY Bluegrass Chapter region during the fall of 2013. 

The Bailey-Zimmerman Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Harry Hudson (Hank) Bailey (1990) and William (Bill) Zimmerman (1994) for their contributions and service to the SWCS Bluegrass Chapter. In addition, to being an active member in SWCS, Dr. Bailey was also a member in several other professional organizations including agronomy, soil science, and agricultural societies, both national and international. In 1986, after 31 years of service, Dr. Bailey retired from the University of Kentucky as Emeritus Professor of Agronomy. Bill Zimmerman was a past Bluegrass Chapter President (active in SWCS at the local, state, and national level). He retired from Soil Conservation Service, worked with the Kentucky Division of Conservation, and was a conservation district supervisor. In offering this memorial scholarship, the members of the KY Bluegrass Chapter of SWCS realize and appreciate their achievements and years of dedicated service to agriculture and natural resource conservation. The KY Bluegrass Chapter Conservation Scholarship is given by the chapter to further the student’s education and enhance their opportunities to positively affect the conservation ethic.

Scholarship winners will need to attend (or send a representative) the KY Bluegrass SWCS Winter Meeting at 6pm on Friday, Dec. 6th at the Franklin County Extension Office.  Applications must be post marked no later than November 19, 2013. Additional information may be received by contacting: Danny Hughes (606) 306-7398 or