The Franklin County Conservation District continues its annual Environmental College Scholarship Program to support agricultural and environmental education for students residing in Franklin County. Profits from the annual golf tournaments have enabled the Conservation District to offer these scholarships on an annual basis.  To date, we have issued over 61 scholarships to students in Franklin County!

On November 8, 2021, the Franklin County Conservation District Board of Directors voted to rename our annual scholarship fund as the “Ernie Tarner Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Ernie served as the Franklin County Conservation District Manager for 30 years. Known as a people person, Ernie loved assisting constituents in solving stormwater and erosion problems. His promotion of conservation helped make Franklin County a better place to live.

We are pleased to memorialize these events and to continue Ernie’s legacy in this way for years to come.

We congratulate our 2022 Scholarship Recipients:




We congratulate our 2021 Scholarship Recipients:


Generally, scholarship applications are available in the spring with a deadline of June 1. Be sure to check back in April for up-to-date info on scholarships.

Please feel free to call our office at 717-264-5499 with any questions.