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 through the Michigan Forestry and Park Association. These are the:
- Robert F. Brevitz Scholarship (urban forestry)
- Garfield Scholarship (arboriculture, park management, public utility forestry)
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, 2016. Email the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for an application.
Wood Splitters Direct Forestry Scholarship (next award given in January 2017): https://www.woodsplitterdirect.com/wood-splitters-direct-forestry-scholarship/
For more information on scholarships, contact us at:
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
122 Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48823