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Steven D Stinson Leader in Natural Resources Scholarship 2023 Application Information

All requested information MUST be received by Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m. PST. Email submissions are required and should be sent to info@wafarmforestry.com. Award: Maximum of $6,000 award split between college students majoring in natural resources and Ag-Forestry Leadership Program applicants. The WFFA Scholarship Committee reserves the right to re-allocate awards between these categories depending on the caliber and number of applicants received. Prior scholarship winners are welcome to re-apply. The scholarship awardee(s) will be notified by April 15, 2023.

Purpose: The Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship Program is directed towards students from the Pacific Northwest that are studying in a natural resource field or natural resource leadership field of inquiry. Preference will be given to Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) members and their families and to those studying in forestry-related disciplines. The award can be used to support students at 2-year, 4-year or graduate level post-secondary education levels or Ag-Forestry Leadership Program trainees.

Please email your application with the following to eoneil@wafarmforestry.com.

  1. proof of enrollment at the institution of your choice, including your major field of inquiry;
  2. three professional and/or personal references;
  3. transcripts (for post-secondary applicants);
  4. resume or CV; the name and address of the family member who is a WFFA member in good standing (if any); and
  5. an essay

Applications will be considered/accepted from non-WFFA affiliated students with the understanding that the review and ranking process will give higher placement to WFFA-affiliated students. The essay will be evaluated using criteria that include your career goals, forestry experience, understanding of stewardship, vision of the future of family forests, leadership skills and financial need. The Scholarship Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each area. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For additional information contact Elaine Oneil, WFFA Scholarship Committee Chair, at eoneil@wafarmforestry.com.