Don Aron Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in the memory of Don Aron for his foresight of a National Conservation District Employee Association. Don worked to organize NCDEA, establish Bylaws and served as the first President of NCDEA in 1992-1993.

As the manager of Wisconsin’s Wood County Land Conservation Department from 1974 to 1993, Don oversaw a variety of innovative programs dealing with wetlands management and restoration, groundwater research, and watershed management. In addition to these services he provided locally, Don recognized that conservation efforts are state and national issues.

In serving as an advisor to NACD’s District Operations Committee, he began coordinating a collective voice for the district employees. Don brought this concept to a full-fledged national organization in February 1992 and was elected as its first
president. Those that worked closely with Don stated that his dedication to his career encompassed several disciplines within the conservation field. He was a talented technician that was in charge of erosion control and soil preservation programs, he brought his enthusiasm to youth groups and churches and sponsored contests to spread information about conservation. He understood the importance of strengthening relationships among all the conservation partners and served as a member of the Partnership Task Force.

Scholarships are for Conservation District employees and members of their immediate families who are pursuing continuing education in natural resource conservation.

SWCD, RCD, CD
Not to exceed $1,000
500 words or less

Applications are due no later than March 15 for consideration for the 2020-2021 school year.

Applicants will be asked to verify enrollment and submit two letters of recommendation before scholarships are awarded.

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