Marin RCD Scolarship Application!

The Marin Resource Conservation District is pleased to announce the availability of two scholarship opportunities.

Two $2,750 scholarships are available to students, interns or trainees who wish to cover education or training costs including but not limited to transportation, housing, education, materials, etc.

Applications are due March 15, 2023. Awards will be made by March 31.

Please note that the application deadline may be extended to encourage additional applicants if necessary. If you have any questions, please call (415) 663-1170 or contact

The Scholarship Fund’s Purpose

The purpose of the Fund is to support Marin RCD’s mission and activities of protecting and enhancing natural and agricultural resources in Marin County, including selected areas outside of the Marin RCD boundaries.  It is the wish of the Donor that grants be made to support internship programs of the Marin RCD – to assist and support young interns who wish to learn on-the job-skills by covering their costs such as transportation, housing, education, etc., and to help the Marin RCD to cover its costs of recruiting, training, and management of the internship program.

While the Marin RCD may accept applications from all young candidates that may be interested, it is the desire of the Donor that due consideration will be given to attracting internship candidates who are disadvantaged by reason of economics, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, including young persons who currently live on or work on ranches or farms. The Marin RCD is encouraged to work with all schools, junior colleges and universities in attracting qualified candidates.  It is the Donor’s wish that grants by the Fund be used to augment and supplement funds available from other sources for such activities, and not to replace those funds or funding sources.”

The Marin RCD proposes to provide 1-2 Conservation Scholarships that will be made available to either a local conservation corps member, high school student or college student pursuing their interest in natural resource conservation. Applications will be circulated in English and Spanish through the programs described above, in addition to local high schools. Applicants may request funding for tuition, living expenses, transportation, etc. A short 5-10 minute presentation will be requested from each applicant after use of the scholarship is complete. Application questions will include the following:

  • Contact information, including parents (if under 18)
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Why is conservation and/or agriculture interesting to you?
  • Have you done any work/volunteering/projects that support environmental, conservation, or agricultural causes? 
  • What are your intentions of weaving conservation and/or agriculture into your future?
  • How would you use this funding? How can this funding help you?

Civil Rights Notice

The Marin Resource Conservation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.

State Controller’s “Government Compensation in California