Scholarship Criteria

The education and training of excellent new foresters is an important concern for all forest landowners. The Forest Landowner Foundation annually recognizes high-potential students around the country by awarding scholarships to selected individuals pursuing a degree in a natural resources related field from nationally accredited forestry schools. Since 1987, the Forest Landowner Foundation has awarded scholarships amounting in over $120,000 to over 95 deserving students. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, professional involvement, and merit.

Among the criteria potentially included in assessing a candidate for a scholarship award from the Foundation are the following:

• Required Class Levels: FR SO JR GRAD (must have at least one year of school remaining)
• Maintain an overall B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
• Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
• Other honors received
• An interest in working with private, non-industrial landowners
• Work or direct family-forest experience
• Unusual personal or family circumstances
• Recommendation from key academic staff at the university
• Other references (up to three will be reviewed)