We have the capacity to award more than $450,000 each year to MSU Forestry students. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 per year to full tuition. For students participating in the Forests Forever Scholars Program, scholarship support is renewable for a total term of four years, contingent on satisfactory academic performance (GPA greater than 3.2) and active participation in Forests Forever activities.

The Forests Forever Scholars Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside the classroom. All Scholars develop a ‘leadership through service’ project each semester, which provides the opportunity to apply their forestry education in a broader context. Scholars also have the opportunity to participate in leadership training. Our scholars are leaders in the intellectual and social community of the Forestry Department.

APPLY NOW by submitting the online MSU Forestry Scholarship Application. You must be a US Citizen to apply for scholarships.

Scholarships administered outside the Department of Forestry

Two scholarships are administered outside the Department of Forestry through the Michigan Forestry and Park Association. These are the:

  • Robert F. Brevitz Scholarship (urban forestry)
  • Garfield Scholarship (arboriculture, park management, public utility forestry)

To apply for the Robert F. Brevitz or Garfield Scholarships, please complete the online scholarship application available by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please submit three letters of reference (from at least one faculty member and one employer) to the Undergraduate Academic Advisor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For the Garfield Scholarship, please also submit your official transcripts. These materials will then be forwarded to the Robert F. Brevitz / Garfield Scholarship Award Committee. 

Additional External Scholarships:

National Wood Flooring Association Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship ($1000 to a current high school senior who will study forestry, environmental science, or natural resources).  Deadline is February 1.  Email the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for an application.

Wood Splitters Direct Forestry Scholarship:

Garage Door Nation Scholarship.  Deadline is November 15:

For more information on scholarships, contact us at:

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
122 Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 355-0091
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