The purpose of MAPSS in offering scholarships is to encourage qualified students to increase their interest in the profession of soil science. The discipline of soil science along with related disciplines such as soil conservation or natural resources will be considered for this scholarship. Two individuals will receive $750 each. This scholarship was first offered in 2011 in memory of Laurie Brown, a longtime MAPSS member. Applicants must provide an application form, 150 word essay, and college transcripts.