William J. Paris
2016 Winner: Eli Sents hales from Columbus Junction, Ia. This is
the second time Eli was chosen to be the Paris Scholarship
recipient. His dedication to conservation in the field of
agriculture is commendable. Eli is currently attending
Iowa State University, majoring is Agricultural Systems
Technology with a minor in Agronomy and Leadership Studies.
He is set to graduate in the Spring of 2018. Eli is the
son of Steve and Melissa Sents.
William (Bill) Paris was a lifelong
resident, farmer and sportsman of Louisa County who had a deep
appreciation for the area's natural resources. Following
Bill's death in 2009, his family chose to recognize Bill's life
and his commitment to conservation by establishing the William
J. Paris Conservation Scholarship. Bill's family decided
to "honor a life dedicated to conservation with a scholarship
that will support educational opportunities focused on prudent
management of natural resourced and good land stewardship." This
scholarship will provide financial support to Louisa County
students who share Bill's commitment and appreciation of natural
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Louisa County
high school graduate or Louisa County resident planning to
attend an Iowa college, university or technical school.
Applicants who are pursuing a degree in education, conservation
or natural resources are eligible to apply. Scholarships may be awarded
for graduate or post graduate degrees.
The Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation
Board of Directors reviews applications and selects the
Applications must be completed and
submitted by March 15, 2017. Submit the application via email.
No hard copies are needed.
Click here to
download an on line application. This application can be
filled out and emailed to: Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation at
For more information or questions please
contact Don Kline at phone 319-653-5395 or