The South Dakota Association of Conservation District employees (SDACDE) set up the Karst Memorial Scholarship in 1995 in memory of a fellow employee, David Karst, who passed away in 1992.
David was employed with the Edmunds County Conservation District as District Manager from October 1972 until the time of his death on September 16, 1992. He was very active in the soil and water conservation movement and dedicated to educating our youth on the benefits of conserving our natural resources. David was named 1981 Outstanding Employee of the South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees and also Honorary Chapter Farmer by the Bowdle Vocational FFA. In 1983 he was recognized for his service to the South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees. In 1984 he was named Outstanding Alumni Member of Vocational FFA and in 1991 he received the Honorary State FFA Degree.
The SDACDE is offering Three (3) - $500 scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage those students concerned with conserving their natural resources by furthering their education in an agricultural related field. The scholarship is available to those attending a four-year college or a vocational college and pursuing an Ag related career.