College students majoring in the natural resource areas may apply for a $500 scholarship through the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society for the 2019-2020 school year.

"Civilization’s advancing pressure on our natural resources threatens our plants, wildlife and air and water systems," the nonprofit said in a news release. "This calls for well-trained managers and scientists who can protect and enhance our great outdoors that we all depend on for healthy lives. This scholarship is aimed at helping develop natural resource managers and scientists. "

Study areas include wildlife sciences, natural resource management, or closely related fields of environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, fisheries or conservation biology. The scholarship will be awarded directly after the student completes at least three semesters.

The application deadline is Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information, visit or email