The Illinois Conservation Foundation Conservation Achievement Scholarship

The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.

Up to four one-time scholarships of $2,000 are available to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who have demonstrated effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection, enhancement and/or promotion of Illinois’ natural resources.

Applicants must be:

  • Illinois residents and a senior in an Illinois high school during the year of the scholarship award.
  • able to provide specific examples of voluntary, effective contributions to llinois natural resources throughout his/her high school enrollment
  • enrolling in a two or four year college or university program of study in the calendar year of his/her high school graduation
  • a student in good standing at his/her high school and possessa 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (3.1 grade point average or better on a 5.0 scale).