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Polk SWCD Summer Ag Institute Scholarship for Teachers The Polk Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) help citizens of Polk County to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources. The Polk SWCD coordinates assistance from all available sources; public, private, local, state and federal, to develop locally driven solutions to natural resource concerns. Polk SWCD has two (2) Continuing Education Scholarships for teachers in the amount of $600.00 each. The scholarship is for non-agriculture Polk County teachers who are interested in attending Summer Agriculture Institute (referred to as SAI). This is a 3-credit, week-long, graduate level class for K-12 educators with little or no background in agriculture. The $600.00 covers the total cost of registering for the class. The goal of SAI is to help educators use Agriculture as a context (or theme) for teaching Academic Standards (science, math, social studies, English, etc.). Current, factual, scientific information about agriculture is presented and participants are provided with educational materials to incorporate agriculture, as a teaching context, into their curriculum. Polk SWCD Continuing Education SAI Scholarship Criteria: 

Teach K-12 Polk County Students

Teach Non-Agriculture Subjects

Fill out Continuing Education SAI Scholarship Application

Fill out Summer Agriculture Institute Application Form

Submit a one page summary report once class is completed

Continuing Education SAI Scholarship applications are due by 4:00 p.m. March 29, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by Polk SWCD Board of Directors. They will select two winners at the April monthly board meeting All applicants will be notified by mail. The scholarships are paid directly to Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation. NOTE: Scholarship recipients are required to submit to Polk SWCD a one page report (maximum), upon completion of the course. The report should include what you learned in the course and how you will use what you learned in your own classroom. Please return completed applications to: Polk Soil & Water Conservation District 580 Main St., Suite A Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-9680 Ext. 101

Please return completed application to: Polk Soil & Water Conservation District 580 Main St., Suite A Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-9680 Ext. 101


Polk SWCD Summer Ag Institute Scholarship for Teachers Applications must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2013. Please return completed application to: Polk Soil & Water Conservation District 580 Main St., Suite A Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-9680 Ext. 101 The Board of Directors will select 2 winners at the April 10, 2013 board meeting. Upon completion of the course, scholarship recipients are required to submit a maximum one page report to the Polk SWCD Board. The report should include what you learned in the course and how you will use what you learned in your own classroom.

Name: School Name/Location: Home Address: Home Telephone: Grade Level Teaching:

# Years Teaching:

Subject(s) you Teach: Briefly Explain Why You Would Like To Attend SAI:

Please tell us in one or two sentences what you think the “Definition of Agriculture� is? (The same answer as on the SAI application):_ _______________

Principal Support/Recommendation By signing below I declare that this course will benefit the applicant. Principal Printed Name: Principal Signature: Applicant Signature: ________________________________________________

Please return completed application to: Polk Soil & Water Conservation District 580 Main St., Suite A Dallas, OR 97338 (503) 623-9680 Ext. 101


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