Funds generated by the March plant sale will be used to grant two $1000 scholarships this year. The scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and college students through their senior year. There are not specific requirements as to the student's county of residence, field of study, college, university or trade school. Applicants must be recommended by a WCSWA member. Past winners of a WCSWA scholarship are not eligible. Full time enrollment is required for release of funds to the educational institution.
The scholarship application form requires personal and educational information plus two letters of recommendation. The applicant must submit a 500 word essay explaining his or her distinguishing qualities, educational and life goals, and experiences with their family's forest activities or those of their WCSWA sponsor.
Applications must be received by May 18, 2013. For application materials, call or email Ron Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-775-3223.
The scholarship recipients will be introduced at the Annual November meeting or the Tree Farmer of the Year summer picnic.
County has many small woodland owners who have qualified
to become Master Woodland Managers under the OSU Extension
MWM program. These MWM's have received training in woodland
management science and technology, and are available to
serve as volunteer mentor/advisors to other woodland owners.
receive the services of a MWM, contact Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462