Forestry Leader Scholarship

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Established in 2017 by a very charitable and anonymous WWOA member, the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Forestry Leadership Scholarship aims to carry forward WWOA’s educational mission in a partnership with the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Our members have joined this cause with the interest of educating future generations on the value of sustainable forestry and ensuring private woodland owners will always have access to well-trained foresters.

With a passion for sustainable forest management, WWOA’s mission, since 1979, is to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the beauty and utility of the woodlands. WWOA works to bridge the gap between private woodland owners and natural resources professionals by offering year-round educational opportunities and promoting the value of sustainable forestry throughout the state of Wisconsin.

 

CONTRIBUTING

 

Mature Tree: $10,000 – 12,500

As part of a match campaign with the donor, WWOA aims to raise $20,000 for the Forestry Leader Scholarship Fund. For every dollar you donate, our donor will match it, making your dollar worth double until September 23, 2017!

Visit the donations page of our website to make a donation to the fund, online. Be sure to specify in your payment notes that the donation is for the scholarship fund.

If you prefer to donate using a check, please send us a note expressing the donation should go to the scholarship fund, along with a check payable to WWOA.  Mail to WWOA, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

So far, your contributions have planted the seed, and grown it beyond a seedling and sapling into a young tree, giving the funds a great start! Help flesh out our fund and continue to develop it into a sustainable stand of $20,000 by contributing today!

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Scholarship applications will be available, starting in the fall 2017. Find the online application, here, or visit the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Academic and Career Advising Center, located in the Trainer Natural Resources Building, Room 122 to pick up a hard copy.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled full-time at UW-Stevens Point in the fall semester of the year of application
  • Major in forest management
  • Have at least two semesters remaining after the spring semester when scholarship is awarded
  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • No hand written applications will be accepted
  • All parts of the application must be complete and included
  • Preference given to students who are WWOA members or related to WWOA members

Required Documents

  • Application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay response

Submission

  • Submit all materials to WWOA office at wwoa@uwsp.edu or PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • Must be received or postmarked by October 31

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the WWOA Office at 715-346-4798 or wwoa@uwsp.edu.