Chapter Development and Administration

This committee will continually evaluate our administrative structure to improve and enhance Chapter’s governance, operations and participation. And secure adequate funding to carry out the Chapter’s objectives and activities

 Key Goals

  • Ensure compatibility of the Chapter’s objectives.
  • Ensure continuity of Chapter’s activities.
  • Ensure council members and committee chairpersons understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Continue long range planning efforts.
  • Strengthen the Chapter’s endowment fund for scholarships and public education.
  • Generate funds from outside sources to carry out Chapter’s mission.


Scholarship Opportunity

The Hoosier Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society offers a Conservation Scholarship every fall. This scholarship is intended to encourage qualified students (undergrads) to increase their interest in conservation, to obtain technical competence in some area of conservation, and to pursue a career in this area of endeavor.

Eligibility, An applicant for the scholarship must (a) have successfully completed at least two years of study in an Indiana accredited college by August, (b) have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale), (c) be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural resource conservation related curriculum, and (d) be working toward his/her first B.S. degree. 

Scholarship applicants will be enrolled in such major courses of study as agronomy, biology, soil science, wildlife management, forestry, geography, and environmental management. Other courses of study related to conservation may also qualify. Previous recipients are not eligible for a second Hoosier Chapter scholarship.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Recognition of scholarship recipient and presentation of award will be made at the annual meeting of the Chapter. 

Click here for an old application packet

Feel free to contact if there are any questions.


The Chapter Development and Administration Committee has completed the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan is very important as it is used to direct the chapter’s budget and plan of work for the next five years.

2016-2020 Strategic Plan 


Committee Chairperson

Scott Wagner