In an effort to reach out to the young men and women who are the future of forestry, the Forest Heritage Center Museum will offer scholarships to college students and graduating high school seniors, as well as stipends for forestry program educators. Forestry’s impact on the economy in Oklahoma is tremendous, providing well over 19,000 jobs and $1 billion in wages statewide. The foresters and community leaders who make up the Forest Heritage Center’s Board of Directors want to help Oklahoma’s youth take advantage of the opportunities that the industry provides, and in 2018 introduced the Forest Heritage Center Scholarship Program.
The Fred Dierks Educational Scholarship offers a $1500 scholarship to a college undergraduate student. The scholarship is available to all students currently enrolled as second semester freshmen or higher grade level. Students must be enrolled in a forestry program in one of Oklahoma’s institutions of higher
education, with a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. Download the Fred Dierks Educational Scholarship application HERE.
For graduating high school seniors the Quintus Herron Educational Scholarship provides $500 to an Oklahoma student enrolling in a college level forestry program in an Oklahoma institution for higher learning. Download the Quintus Herron Educational Scholarship application HERE.
A $1000 stipend is available for both formal and informal educators who wish to implement forestry curriculum in their program. Leaders of youth organizations and teachers can take advantage of this opportunity to introduce youngsters to the endless possibilities that the forest and forestry industry provide. Download the stipend request application HERE.