Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) accepting applications for scholarships

As part of its charitable mission, Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) offers scholarships to students pursuing degrees and careers in arboriculture, urban forestry and related disciplines. In 2018, TREE Fund will be offering scholarships within the following programs; please visit treefund.org/scholarships to learn more about the industry pioneers and leaders whose names and work inspired these programs:

Robert Felix Memorial Scholarships ($5,000): National program for current college students pursuing a career in commercial arboriculture, entering the second year of a two-year program or entering the third or fourth year of a four-year program at an accredited undergraduate institution, 3.0 GPA minimum, current student member of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Bonnie Appleton Memorial Scholarships ($5,000): National program for current college students pursuing a career in urban forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or nursery management, enrolled as a junior or senior throughout the scholarship award year at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States or entering the second year of a two-year program, 3.0 GPA minimum, current student member of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Horace M. Thayer Scholarships ($3,000): Program for residents of Pennsylvania or Delaware (may be attending school elsewhere) who are returning to the second year of a two- or four-year program at an accredited college or university and be currently enrolled in a major, minor, option, or program of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, or urban forestry, 2.5 GPA minimum.

Fran Ward Women in Arboriculture Scholarships ($3,000): Program for residents of Pennsylvania or Delaware (may be attending school elsewhere) who are female, returning to the second year of a two- or four-year program at an accredited college or university and be currently enrolled in a major, minor, option, or program of arboriculture, horticulture, forestry, or urban forestry, 2.5 GPA minimum.

John Wright Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): National program for high school or college students pursuing a career in the commercial arboriculture industry, entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States, 3.0 GPA minimum, United States citizen, employed at least part-time.

All scholarships will be accepting applications until March 15, 2018. For more information about each scholarship’s application requirements, visit treefund.org/scholarships.