Scholarships

In March 2017 the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association awarded $6,300 in scholarships to students actively studying arboriculture, community forest management, urban forestry, or a related field. You can view the recipient names here.
QUICK FACTS TO KNOW
•  The scholarship grants range from $500 to $1500 per student.
•  An applicant must be a student at an accredited college or university in Massachusetts.
•  An applicant must be enrolled in a program of arboriculture, community forest management, urban forestry or a related field.
•  An applicant must have completed at least one college semester in one of these programs.
•  Award decisions are based on financial need and an acceptable grade point average.
•  Applications are due by February 1.
•  The student must fill out the scholarship application.
•  The application may be submitted via mail, or scan and email.
•  Awards are presented in March at the UMass Amherst Community Tree Conference.

→ The downloadable application is a fillable document and may be filled in by computer or by hand.
→ Or, a scholarship application may be requested via email or phone 781-894-4759

Funding for the annual grants comes from the proceeds of the annual Arbor Day Seedling Program. The five scholarships bear the names of the following Association members who have made major contributions to the organization and the industry:

Fred C. Burk Louis J. Casasanto Professor Gordon S. King Dr. Malcolm A. McKenzie Seth H. Swift

The Scholarship Committee publicizes the five scholarships, reviews applications, selects recipients, recommends board approval of the recipients and amounts, and notifies the recipients by letter.  In addition, UMass arboriculture faculty members select the recipient of the annual Dennis Ryan Outstanding Arboriculture Student Scholarship, awarded jointly by the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association and the Massachusetts Arborists Association.