Annually, more than $200,000 is available in scholarships for students majoring in Forestry. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 per year to full tuition. For students participating in the Forests Forever Scholars Program (see below), scholarship support is renewable for a total term of four years, contingent on satisfactory academic performance (a GPA greater than 3.2 at MSU) and active participation in Forests Forever activities.

The Forests Forever Scholars Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside of the classroom. Most students receiving scholarships also participate in the Forests Forever Scholars Program. 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. We expect scholars to be leaders in the intellectual and social community of the Department.


Scholarships administered outside the Department of Forestry

Two scholarships are administered outside the Department of Forestry. 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. Then, 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. 


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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