Nomination Scholarships for Forest Science

We are now accepting nominations for CALS departmental scholarships. The deadline for departmental nominations is April 2, 2021. Please convene your department’s scholarship committee as soon as possible to ensure the completion of the nomination process by April 2.

Your department can nominate students for each scholarship listed below. You will also be able to view the scholarship criteria, the total available funds, and number of awards you can make for each scholarship. When you have decided on a student, or students, for a given scholarship, fill out the form on the right with the required information and click submit. Once the name is entered, it will bounce directly back to this page, so you may continue your awarding.

We are aware that some departmental funds have multiple purposes as described in the fund’s Memorandum of Agreement. The spending of these funds for scholarship purposes is left up to the discretion of the department.

Please keep in mind that donors want to know that their gifts are being spent in the way they intended. Proper donor stewardship, which includes spending the money available, leads to continued giving. Please make every effort to spend the amount available unless there are specific reasons within your department not to.

If you are not the scholarship representative for your department, please let us know so we may update our records.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or see scholarships missing from your list.

Sincerely,

Karen Martin
CALS Scholarship Director

Sue Ryan
Assistant CALS Scholarship Director

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+Earle D. Lyon Memorial Scholarship

About the Donor
Earl D. Lyon never had the benefit of formal education, but left a legacy of love for nature to his family. The youngest of six children, his formal education stopped at age 12 when he had to go to work to help support four sisters after the Lyon children were orphaned. He began work as a lineman, working outdoors and climbing the poles. By the time of his retirement, in 1950, he had risen to become head of the Overhead & Underground Department of Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago and also received an honorary degree from the Electrical Engineers. Lyon had a deep love and appreciation of the north woods. It is through this generosity and care for nature and its beauty that this scholarship has been made possible.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an undergraduate junior student in Conservation or Forestry with an interest or intent to pursue a vocation in the field of forestry. Preference given to a student graduating from high school in Washburn or Sawyer Counties. Second preference given to a graduate of a Wisconsin high school.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Gurine Gulsteen (Gjermundson) Research Fellowship

About the Donor
This CALS scholasrhip is provided in honor of Gurine Gulsteen.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to students for research and study who are working to solve practical problems that WI farmers confront in daily lives. All CALS Graduate Programs.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Helen Miller Forestry Scholarship

About the Donor
The Helen H. Miller Forestry Scholarship was established through the estate of Helen Miller.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in CALS who are pursuing a degree in Forestry.

Total Awardable Amount: $1,500

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Robert B. Hendricks Memorial/Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc. Scholarship

About the Donor
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association is the only national trade organization with membership limited to hardwood sawmills and lumber concentration yards located in the United States. HMA established the Robert B. Hendricks Memorial Hardwood Manufacturers Association Scholarship in memory of Robert B. Hendricks who served as president of HMA. Mr. Hendricks has held executive level positions at other lumber companies.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to juniors, seniors, or graduate students in the CALS majoring in Forest Science. Minimum GPA for undergrads is 3.0 and for grad students 3.5. Minimum financial rating is 2. Multiple awards may be given.

Total Awardable Amount: $2,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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+Stone Forestry Scholarship

About the Donor
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Forest Science Major. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to forestry majors. The donors wish to help reduce the financial burden of higher education for the forest managers of the future. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Any undergraduate or graduate student within the forestry major is eligible to apply for this scholarship award. The donors further request any individual scholarship award be capped at $4,000 per student per academic year.

Total Awardable Amount: $12,000

Total Number of Awards: varies depending on amount

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