NOPHNRCSE has the mission to motivate and mentor members for leadership roles to assist NRCS and partners in delivering natural resources conservation. Following our mission, NOPHNRCSE is proud to present every year with the NOPHNRCSE scholarship program.

This year NOPHNRCSE will award a total of three $1,000.00 academic scholarships to qualified students that are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation related field of study at an accredited school of higher education.

Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating high school students accepted to an accredited college or university or registered students in their first through third years in an accredited college or university. Additionally, there will be one specific $1,000 scholarships (Martha Guerra-Arteaga) that will be awarded to one female student majoring in public affairs, communications or a natural resources conservation-related field of study.

The following is the scholarship application form and guidelines for completing and submitting the application. The application must be postmarked by May 4, 2019.

2019_NOPHNRCSE and Martha Guerra-Arteaga Scholarship_Application FINAL

Main contact to send application packets:

Kellyam M. Valle-Cancel  

Phone (910)592-7963 ext. 3279  Email:


Kellyam M. Valle-Cancel

USDA-NRCS Sampson County

80 County Complex Rd. Suite 110

Clinton, NC 28328

For more information regarding NOPHNRCSE Scholarship please contact:

James Rodriguez – Committee Chair
Phone (336)518-3929 – Ext 3931  Email:
Kellyam Valle – Committee Vice-Chair
Phone (910)592-7963  Email: