Scholarships & Awards


The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary sponsors three $1,000 scholarships annually:

  • George Crafton Scholarship – for graduating high school seniors 
  • Natural Resources Scholarship – for college students 
  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship – for college students who are 25 years or older 

For more information on scholarship rules and instructions, visit the KY Division of Conservation webpage.


Each year, with the help of our partners and sponsors, the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recognizes the “Best of the Best” in the conservation community. These individual awards are chosen based on the ethic of hard work, commitment to conservation, and dedication to furthering the message of conservation.

These awards include:

  • Outstanding Conservation District
  • Outstanding Conservation Education District
  • Conservation Teacher of the Year
  • Conservation Cooperator of the Year

Visit the KACD website for applications and information on how to submit nominations.

The Conservation District also participates in the Louisville Regional Science Fair by judging the student projects in the Environmental Science category. This year, the Science Fair was held on March 10th, 2020 at the Louisville Science Center.

2019 Conservation Teacher of the Year

The Jefferson County SWCD would like to congratulate Ms. Angela Durbin Page of Louisville Male High School on behalf of the KACD for being named the 2019 Conservation Teacher of the Year.

Lousiville Regional Science & Engineering Fair Winners – Environmental Science Category

1st: Amy Hunley, Homeschool

2nd: Jack English, St. Francis of Assisi
“Urbanized Areas: Do They Cause More Stress in Deer?”  

  3rd: Canyon Baggarley, Montessori School of Louisville
“What Is the Effect of Drug Infested Waters on Plants”  

Science Fair Photos