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The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management offers 18 scholarships/awards to undergraduate and graduate students annually. The amounts, eligibility criteria, and application process vary between scholarships and awards - some scholarships require an application, while some do not.

 

Students interested in applying for one of Natural Resource Ecology & Management scholarships or awards must fill out the Ferguson College of Agriculture Scholarship Application. The usual deadline date for the Ferguson College of Agriculture Scholarship Application form is January 15.

 

Learn more about scholarship opportunities and deadlines

 

Students interested in applying for a forestry scholarship or award must answer the additional questions about the forestry profession that are located within the Ferguson College of Agriculture form. Other scholarships and awards may become available at other times of the year and have a separate application process. Students will be notified of these awards, deadlines and the application process via announcements in classes, posters in classrooms and email through the Natural Resource Ecology & Management Listserv. Scholarships and awards are presented each year at the Annual Natural Resource Ecology & Management Banquet.


 

Forestry Scholarships

  • Clymer - C. L. Clymer Scholarship

    To be eligible for this $500 award, the applicant must successfully complete the forestry summer camp program during the preceding academic year.  Criteria for this award includes demonstrated scholarship, leadership, character and potential to make significant contributions to the practice of forestry as demonstrated during summer camp. 

     

    Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number of Awarded Annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled undergraduates in Natural Resource Ecology & Management forestry options.
    • How to apply:  The Summer Camp Faculty selects the recipient of this award.
    • Application Deadline:  n/a
    • Financial need required:  No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Successfully complete the forestry summer camp program during the preceding academic year.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Durrell Forestry Alumni Association Scholarship

    This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to the outstanding senior forestry student based on scholarship, character, and potential for leadership. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: n/a
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of Award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number Awarded Annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled senior-level student in a Forestry option, The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. 
    • How to Apply:  The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management Scholarships and Awards Committee make the selection considering all forestry options graduating in the current calendar year.
    • Application Deadline:  n/a
    • Financial Need Required: No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Senior graduating in the current academic year in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a forestry option.
    • Renewal Criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Erwin Transfer Scholarship

    Any student having completed college credit at any college or university who declares Natural Resource Ecology and Management as their major, with a forestry option and enrolls in at least one forestry course in their first semester is eligible.  The student must exhibit potential for completion of the forestry degree program at Oklahoma State University. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline:  Priority deadline is February 1.
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year.
    • Type of Award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in spring, summer, or fall terms.
    • Number Awarded Annually:  Varies.
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Transfer students declaring a major in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with an option in Forestry.
    • How to Apply:  Submit the  on-line application or the Undergraduate Application for Admissions/Scholarships to OSU.
    • Application deadline:  Priority deadline is February 1.
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Any new student having completed college credit at any college or university who declares Natural Resource Ecology and Management as their major, with a forestry option and enrolling in at least one forestry course in their first semester is eligible to apply.
  • Faye Allene Rife Brown Summer Camp Scholarships

    Students eligible are those attending OSU Forestry Summer Camp.

     

    Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  Summer term.
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in summer term.
    • Number Awarded Annually:  varies
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled undergraduates in majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a forestry option and attending summer camp.
    • How to apply:  Request special application form from the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
    • Application Deadline:  Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Financial need required:  No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Sophomore- or junior-level forestry student attending summer camp.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Ouachita Society of American Forests Scholarships

    The Ouachita Society of American Foresters offers this $500 scholarship to OSU students on a ‘rotating’ basis, only in odd-numbered years (2003, 2005, and 2007).

     

    Presented at annual Awards Banquet of the Ouachita Society in conjunction with annual meeting in November or December.

     

    Deadline: See The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for more information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year.
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall term
    • Number Awarded in odd-numbered years:  1
    • Residency Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Full-time junior or senior majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with an option in forestry.
    • Application deadline:  See Department for specific details.  Deadline is approximately two months before annual meeting.
    • Financial need required  No.
    • Eligibility Criteria:  Member of Student Chapter, Society of American Foresters.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Rigdon Scholarship

    This scholarship provides $500 to a qualified, full-time, second-year Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, with a forestry option sophomore or junior demonstrating interest in public service as a career goal. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: 5:00PM on Friday of the third week of February
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled undergraduates in  majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option.
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline:  January 15
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Sophomore- or junior-level forestry student demonstrating interest in public service as a career goal.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Roque Nalleyy Memorial Scholarship

    The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Ferguson College of Agriculture . The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

     

    First selection preference shall be given to student majoring in forestry although the award is open to any Natural Resource Ecology & Management student. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.

  • Silker - Ted Silker Memorial Award

    The applicant must successfully complete the Forestry Summer Camp Program during the proceeding academic year.  Criteria for this award include demonstrated great improvement in professional attitude, character growth, forestry skill development and academic achievement, as a result of the camp experience.  Recipient will have exhibited outstanding attitude, cooperation, motivation, and willingness to learn at the summer camp. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall & spring terms only.
    • Number Awarded Annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled undergrads in Ferguson College of Agriculture majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a forestry option. 
    • How to apply:  The Summer Camp Faculty selects the recipient of this award.
    • Application deadline:  n/a
    • Financial need required:  No.
    • Eligibly required:  Successfully complete the forestry summer camp program during the preceding academic year.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Walker Freshman Forestry Scholarship

    This $500 scholarship is awarded yearly to a qualified, full-time freshman in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option major. Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for further information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: January 15
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Current undergraduate enrolled in freshman year as Natural Resource Ecology and Management major with a forestry option.
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline:  January 15
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibly criteria:  Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, forestry option, completing freshman year.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Walker Sophomore Forestry Scholarship

    This $500 scholarship is awarded yearly to a qualified, full-time sophomore in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option major. Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for further information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: January 15
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Current undergraduate enrolled in sophomore year as Natural Resource Ecology and Management major with a forestry option.
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline: January 15
    • Financial need required:  No.
    • Eligibly criteria: Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, forestry option, completing sophomore year.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Walker Junior Forestry Scholarship

    This $500 scholarship is awarded yearly to a qualified, full-time junior in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option major. Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for further information.  Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: January 15
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  1
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Current undergraduate enrolled in junior year as Natural Resource Ecology and Management major with a forestry option.
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline: January 15
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibility criteria:  Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, forestry option, completing junior year.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable
  • Flick Forestry Ranger Award

    Senior who demonstrates potential to succeed in the Profession of Forestry; involvement in clubs and other professional activities. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Amount:  $500/year and hand made axe or saw
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award: Cash Award. Pays in spring only.
    • Number awarded annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enrolled undergraduates in majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a forestry option.
    • How to apply:  None Required. Chosen by Faculty Scholarship Committee.
    • Application deadline:  n/a
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibly required:  Demonstrated involvement in clubs and professional activities, not necessary to be the top academically.
    • Renewal required:  Not renewable.
  • Weyerhaeuser Company Scholarships

    Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually to qualified, full-time students in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a forestry option. Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for further information. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: January 15
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall or spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  Two
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to: Currently enrolled undergraduates majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a forestry option and expressing an interest in industrial forestry.
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline:  January 15
    • Financial need required: No.
    • Eligibly criteria: Natural Resource Ecology and Management, forestry option major.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable.
  • Dave and Merna Jo Robinson Award
    Awarded annually to a senior forestry student who demonstrated “special achievement” not solely related to academic performance, encouraging professional development, activity and involvement outside of the classroom.
  • Rigdon Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded to qualified, full-time, second-year Natural Resource Ecology and Management major, with a forestry option.
  • Ted Silker Memorial Scholarship
    This award presented annually to a student(s) who demonstrate great improvement in forestry skills because of the camp experience.

 

Wildlife Ecology and Management | Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Scholarships

  • Matthew Allen Scheidt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    The scholarship recognizes junior or senior majors in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology with a GPA less than 3.5 who may be coping with significant health issues. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Amount:  $500/semester for 2 semesters
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall & spring terms only.
    • Number awarded annually:  One
    • Residency :  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to: Currently enrolled undergraduates majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with options in wildlife ecology and management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology.  
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application Deadline:  January 15
    • Financial need Required: No
    • Eligibly Criteria: Junior or senior majors in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology with a GPA less than 3.5 who may be coping with significant health issues.
    • Renewal Criterial:  Not renewable.
  • Carol Jacob Fouth Summer Camp Scholarship

    The scholarship recognizes junior or senior majors in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology with a GPA less than 3.5 who may be coping with significant health issues. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Amount:  $500/semester for 2 semesters
    • Duration:  One academic year
    • Type of Award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall & spring terms only.
    • Number Awarded Annually:  One
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Award to: Currently enrolled undergraduates in majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with options in wildlife ecology and management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology.  
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application Deadline:  January 15
    • Financial Need Required: No
    • Eligibly Criteria: Junior or senior majors in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology with a GPA less than 3.5 who may be coping with significant health issues.
    • Renewal Criteria:  Not renewable.
  • A. A. and Mary Lue Sewell Award

    The Sewell Award is presented annually to the outstanding upper-division Wildlife junior for achievement and involvement in wildlife and career-related activities (e.g., student professional organizations), academics, and work, in that order. Scholarship details are listed below:

    • Deadline: Contact the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management for additional information.
    • Amount:  $500/year
    • Duration: One academic year
    • Type of award:  Cash scholarship.  Pays in fall & spring terms only
    • Number awarded annually: One award, may be shared by two students
    • Residency:  Oklahoma residents and nonresidents
    • Awarded to:  Currently enroll undergraduates in the Ferguson College of Agriculture majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with options in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic CASNR. 
    • How to apply: Online Scholarship Application Form
    • Application deadline:  January 15
    • Financial need required:  No
    • Eligibly criteria:  Outstanding upper-division National Resource Ecology and Management, Wildlife junior for achievement and involvement in wildlife and career-related activities (e.g., student professional organizations), academics, and work, in that order.
    • Renewal criteria:  Not renewable
  • Ron and Sandra Jarman Fisheries Scholarship Award
    The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at OSU in Natural Resource Ecology & Management and must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be actively involved with the student chapter of the American Fisheries Society or be actively involved in professional activities (student worker, technician, intern or professional societies).
  • Murray-Gray Unit Service Award
    Awarded annually to an individual(s) who demonstrates exceptional service and dedication to the mission of the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

 

Rangeland Ecology and Management | Fire Ecology Option Scholarships

  • Dave and Debra Engle Endowed Scholarship
    Awarded annually to qualified, full-time students in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a rangeland ecology and management or fire ecology option
  • Farrell Copelin Scholarship Fund
    To provide scholarships for undergraduate students studying wildlife conservation. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet
  • Oklahoma Rangeland Heritage Society Award
    The award shall be offered to the highest scoring individual in the range judging competition at the National Land and Range Judging Contest each year, provided the recipient enrolls in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at OSU. This fund is not fully endowed and has not been awarded yet.
 

External Scholarships

 

OSU Fishing Lure Sale

(Project #21-58600)
In support of a Natural Resource Ecology & Management Fisheries Scholarship, five-hundred lures have been made and are available for a $25 donation to the scholarship endowment. Once the endowed scholarship reaches $12,500 at the OSU Foundation, a $500-per-year scholarship will be available to a graduate fisheries student. The scholarship will be awarded each year, with students competing to earn the additional financial assistance.

 

Due to IRS rules, we are required to inform you as to the extent to which your gift is tax deductible. Because you receive something in return, the IRS requires that a fair market value be assigned to this benefit and that we inform you of the effect of this on your gift. The fair market value of the lure you will receive is $4, thus the amount of your donation in excess of $4 may be considered deductible. Visit the OSU Foundation website to purchase your Fishin' with Pete fishing lure; make checks payable to the OSU Foundation.

 

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