The Yazoo Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management District (YMD) works to improve water resources in the Delta. As part of this effort, YMD recognizes that water education is a key to a prosperous future for all citizens.
To encourage and reward students who pursue knowledge on water resources, YMD has established a scholarship program for 12th grade students in the 17 Mississippi Delta counties it serves.
The winning entrant will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for second place and a $500 scholarship for third place.
The essay should be 500 to 700 words on “The Importance of Water in the Mississippi Delta.”
Entries must be postmarked by March 22, 2006.