The Runnels Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors has announced that up to four $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to qualified seniors of the Ballinger, Winters, Olfen, and Miles school districts.

Award winners must be members of Runnels County 4-H or FFA and meet other criteria as set forth in the application packet. Final selection will be made by the directors of the Runnels SWCD.

Funds for this scholarship program and the many other educational programs of the SWCD have been raised locally through the sale of trees, fish, grass seed, and the rental of seeders. It is the purpose of the board to invest these funds in the future of agriculture to deserving Runnels County graduating seniors.

Application packets will be available from each high school counselor, or at the NRCS office at 2000 Hutchings Avenue in Ballinger. Deadline for the applications is April 15.