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Posted: May 30, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Free tuition grants available for Natural Resources Camp at ABAC

Twenty tuition grants will be available to high school students who want to participate in the 49th Annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop on June 13-17 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. These tuition grants are for rising 10th – 12th grade students from Georgia. The deadline for applications for the grants is June 4.

The Natural Resources workshop gives students a rare, one-of-a-kind chance to learn about Georgia’s natural resources. Professionals in a variety of different fields will utilize classroom and field trip activities to help students learn the fundamentals and the responsible use of Georgia’s natural resources.

The 2010 workshop tuition is $150 per student. That cost covers room and board for the workshop. This year the ABAC Ag Alumni Council will provide funding for 20 students. Other students will have their tuition covered by local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, local businesses, and individuals.

"This year, the ABAC Ag Alumni Council will award 20 tuition grants of $150 each to students who would like to attend the workshop," said Vonda Fenn, Program Coordinator of the ABAC Public Service and Business Outreach Center. "This will support ABAC and get the best students on the campus. This is a great way to recruit high school students who might later return as ABAC students because of their summer experiences at the college."

Students who wish to apply for the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop tuition grants from ABAC should contact Fenn at vfenn@abac.edu or call her at (229) 391-5070. For more information about the Workshop, visit www.abac.edu/psbo/nrcw.

On the last day of the workshop, campers will be eligible to receive college scholarships by making the highest test scores on the exit exam.

"We will award over $17,000 in scholarships for ABAC and other schools all over the state," said Fenn. "The scholarships range from $250 - $6,000. This is an opportunity for these students to have a wonderful week at the camp and then go home with a college scholarship."

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