Friday, November 30, 2012

Call for 2012 Urban Forestry Scholarships


Trees Virginia Requests Applications for Urban Forestry Scholarships
Trees Virginia (The Virginia Urban Forest Council) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2013 Urban Forestry Scholarships. With these scholarships, Trees Virginia strives to enhance the ranks of future urban forestry professionals by providing financial assistance to students studying urban forestry and related curricula at Virginia colleges. Since 2008, Trees Virginia has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to students at Virginia colleges.
In 2013, three scholarships totaling $4000 will be awarded to selected recipients. The scholarships will be distributed as follows:
•One $1800 scholarship for a graduate student enrolled at a Virginia four-year college
•One $1400 scholarship for an undergraduate student enrolled at a Virginia four-year college
•One $800 scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled at a Virginia community or technical college
The scholarships are awarded to applicants who best demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and a clear commitment to a career that will positively impact urban forests in Virginia and beyond. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the Board of Directors of Trees Virginia. Details on scholarship eligibility and the application process are available at http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/scholarship/indexTreesVA.html. The application deadline is December 21, 2012. If you have any questions concerning the scholarship application or eligibility requirements, please contact arborist@vt.edu.