Two students from the Charleston County School of the Arts were among four students awarded scholarships at the conclusion of a weeklong Institute for Natural Resource Conservation held at Lander University in Greenwood.

Maddi Phillips of Mount Pleasant received two scholarships: the $2,000 Martha Covington King Scholarship to Lander given by the university's Department of Physical Sciences, and the $500 South Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship.

Chaisson Dangerfield of Charleston received the $500 Orangeburg Conservation District Scholarship presented by the district.

Awards were based on the results of an exam at the conclusion of the program.

Phillips and Dangerfield were among 18 high school students who took part in the institute, which was co-sponsored by the South Carolina Division of Natural Resources (DNR), the South Carolina Conservation Districts Foundation, the state's 46 conservation districts and Lander University.

Students took part in a variety of classes and presentations on water quality and other natural resource management topics. The sponsors say the program also gave students insights into careers in conservation.