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William J. Paris Conservation Scholarship

Darby Harris is the 2015 Paris Scholarship recipient.  This Morning Sun native is attending classes at Iowa State University where she is studying Elementary Education.  Darby plans to work as intern naturalist for Louisa County Conservation in the summer of 2015.  She plans to incorporate environmental education into her classroom  teaching.  The Paris family members congratulate Darby.

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.  The objective of the scholarship is to provide financial support to Louisa County students who share Bill's commitment and appreciation of natural resources/conservation.

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 recipient.

Applications must be completed and submitted by March 15, 2016. 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