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Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship Endowment

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Putnam County SWCD website, click the logo below.


To promote the conservation

of Putnam County Soil and Water Resources.

Year Founded

Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation

Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the fund shall be to provide financial support for educational scholarships for students who are Putnam County graduates attending an accredited 2 or 4 year institute studying Life Sciences or Agriculture.

History of Fund
Putnam County was the 29th county in Indiana to organize as a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in 1946. The district is a legal subdivision of State Government with contributions received from federal, state, county, and private sectors.

The board consists of five supervisors and several associate supervisors who reside and own land in Putnam County and manage the district. The district does not have any regulatory power, taxation or bonding, or the power of eminent domain. It does not replace or duplicate functions of other local governmental units.

The district works in partnership with USDA Farm Service Agency, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development, and Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. SWCD also partners with Cattlemen's Association, Little Walnut Creek Conservancy District, Pork Producers, Quail Unlimited, and Wild Turkey Federation in the quest to further promote conservation of our natural resources.


Grant / Payout History
First Grant Awarded

2013: $3,356.76

Most Recent Grant Award

2015: $2,024.00

Total Grant Awards:


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