Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Urban Forestry Fellowship Deadline is Approaching

Calling all grad and advanced undergrad students in urban forestry! The Garden Club of America’s urban forestry scholarship deadline is fast approaching. Don’t let scholarship money hang on the line.

The Nitty-Gritty:

Funds one or more graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions annually for $7,500 to study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field. A recipient may apply for an additional year. Applicants should complete the electronic application form. Be prepared to upload a vita at the time of your electronic application form submission. At a minimum, include:

  • Relevant Education, work, and volunteer experience
  • Publications and presentations
  • Career goals

A letter of endorsement directly emailed from the applicant’s major professor/advisor and signed by the student’s faculty advisor and submitted to gcaurbanforestry@caseytrees.org by January 31 with the name of the student in the subject line. The letter should:

  • Identify the student
  • Indicate the status of the student in the program
  • Evaluate the student’s ability as an independent researcher.

The application deadline is January 31 – Application is not considered complete until the letter of endorsement is received. If you have any questions concerning the award application or eligibility requirements, please contact us at gcaurbanforestry@caseytrees.org.

Some more details on the scholarship:
For graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the GCA awards funds one or more students annually at $7,500 for study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field. We’re proud to partner once again this year with the GCA to administer its Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry.

Eligibility is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry or related programs. 

 

 

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