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Thanks to the gracious support of our alumni and friends, NREM awards nearly $50,000 to our incoming and current students each year! Additional support is available through University-level scholarships or through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Scholarship applications specifically associated with FOR206: Fall Forestry Camp are due each fall at a date specified to students completing this course.

 

How to Apply for Scholarships:

  1. Apply for admission to Iowa State University. This application is also used as the student’s application for many university scholarships, so apply early! You can find information on these and other university scholarships on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.
     
  2. Apply for CALS scholarships.
     
  3. Apply for NREM scholarships corresponding to your ISU status: NREM scholarships corresponding to your ISU status: Incoming Freshmen, Incoming Transfer or Current Undergraduate Student, or Current Graduate Student.

Helpful hint: The CALS and NREM scholarship applications ask for some of the same information, so it would be helpful for you to develop it in a separate text document and then copy/paste it into the scholarship application.


Deadlines

NREM

  • Incoming Freshman Scholarships – December 1st 
  • Current and Transfer Student Scholarships – February 1st
  • Graduate students – February 15th

CALS

  • Incoming Freshman Scholarships – December 1st 
  • Current and Transfer Student Scholarships – February 1st
  • Graduate students – February 15th

University


 

Other Scholarships

Don't forget to look for other sources of scholarships! Below are links to websites of organizations that regularly have scholarships applicable to animal ecology and forestry students.

 

Past CALS and NREM Scholarship Recipients

Students Recognized at S2016 Banquet

Students Recognized at S2015 Banquet

Students Recognized at S2014 Banquet


Scholarship Descriptions:

Animal Ecology

Brian Vincent Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to freshmen in Animal Ecology. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement, as evidenced by class ranking in the upper 5% or a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 grading scale.

Chuck and Marguerite Tice Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarship
Applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in the NREM Department with an emphasis in the area of Fisheries and Aquatic Science or Wildlife Biology. Selection is based on financial need as determined by the ISU Financial Aid Office. Preference shall go to applicants who demonstrate high financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

Dennis Healy Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be an Iowa resident and demonstrate commitment to various forms of conservation such as; membership and/or participation with Youth Conservation Corps, Scouting, Izaack Walton League, the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club or Duck's Unlimited. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5. This scholarship is to help finance the education of talented Iowa residents majoring in the Fisheries, Aquatic Sciences and Wildlife options. Preference will be given to students from Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Selection is based on financial need.

Elaine Boge Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students and may be renewable.

Iowa Chapter American Fisheries Society Scholarship
Open to juniors and seniors in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences or Aquaculture option within the Animal Ecology major. Applicant must be in good academic standing within the department and have completed at least one summer of field experience relevant to fisheries or aquaculture. Applicant must submit a 500 word essay describing the field experience.

Iowa City Sportsman's Club Loren R. Forbes Memorial Scholarship
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Animal Ecology; firrst preference will be given to students in the Wildlife Biology option and second preference to those in the Fisheries option. Applicants must be in good academic standing. This award is a one-time award for student awardees (non-renewable).

James & Patricia Dinsmore Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all Animal Ecology majors at the junior and senior level. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0. Applicant must demonstrate interest in ornithology, as evidenced by relevant work experience, participation in research projects, membership in scientific organizations, or a similar activity. This scholarship is renewable.

J. N. "Ding" Darling, INHF Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students. Applicant must show exemplary conservation communication and scholarly achievement. Examples of your work in this area should be described in your application or included as supporting material.

M. Virginia Sharar Memorial Scholarship
Open to all students in the Wildlife and Ecology options within the Animal Ecology major. Applicant must be in good academic standing. This scholarship is renewable.

Ray Buresh Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students and may be renewable.

Sherry Fisher Award
Awarded to the outstanding J. N. "Ding" Darling, INHF Scholarship applicant. Examples of your work in this area should be described in your application or included as supporting material.


Forestry

Andrew Mathias Forestry Club Student Involvement Award
Submit a one-page type written essay describing your involvement with the ISU Forestry Club activities and projects. Open to all Forestry majors at the sophomore, junior, and senior level, except graduating seniors. This scholarship is awarded to a Forestry student who has provided exceptional service to the Forestry Club in terms of student activities and projects. The primary emphasis is placed on involvement with the ISU Forestry Club. Selection is based on regular attendance of Forestry Club meetings and involvement in Forestry Club activities. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50, completion of, or pending enrollment in, fall camp and cannot be graduating in the spring semester when the award is given.

Bill and Joyce Rozeboom Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Forestry students with preference given to those demonstrating financial need via FAFSA.

Christopher Twarok Memorial Forestry Camp Scholarship
Applicant must be in good academic standing. This is a one-time award and is based primarily on financial need, to help pay the cost of the Fall Forestry Camp. Applications are available after camp each year and awards are given during fall semester

Chuck & Marguerite Tice Sophomore Scholarship in Forestry
This scholarship is open to sophomore level students (year when student attends forestry camp) in the Forestry curriculum who will attend Fall Forestry Camp. Applicant must be in good academic standing and a U.S. Citizen.

Douglas and Deanna Valley Scholarship in Forestry
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming Freshman planning to enroll in Forestry who is not receiving another award. Recipient must have a high school G.P.A. between 2.5 and 3.5.

Dwight W. & Marguerite Bensend Forestry Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all full-time second semester sophomore Forestry majors who have declared, or intend to declare the Forest Products or Sustainable Materials Technology option and have attended Fall Camp. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to the recipient who has the highest cumulative grade point among qualified students. Applicant must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

Elaine Boge Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students and may be renewable.

Evered Ihrig Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all Forestry Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Preference will be given to students graduating from high schools in Johnson County, IA or those contiguous thereto, including: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Louisa, Linn, Muscatine, and Washington Counties or persons having some degree of family relationship to the late Charles Leslie Ihrig or Wenona Ihrig. Selection is based on financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office at ISU.

Florence E. and Wendell H. Harmon Endowed Research Fellowship in Forestry Management
This fellowship is open to graduate students pursuing an education in forestry management, with preference given to those students in need.

Fred W. and Sharon McMillan Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in Forestry. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5. Scholarship is renewable.

Gene Brugère Scholarship in Forestry
This scholarship is open to all undergraduate Forestry majors. Applicant must be in good academic standing and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.

Gene C. Meyer Scholarship in Forestry
This scholarship is open to Forestry majors with an emphasis in Forest Products or Sustainable Materials Technology. Applicant shall be enrolled in, or have already successfully completed, courses in business, economics, or agricultural business when applying for the award. Applicant must have a minimum G.P.A of 2.5. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need. This scholarship is renewable up to three academic years.

George and Dorothy Thomson Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all Forestry majors. Scholarship is renewable.

Iowa Woodland Owners Association Forestry Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all Forestry majors from Iowa. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate leadership.  Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need via FAFSA. 

Jack Nicholas and Ada Elizabeth Gordon Award
This award is open to all Forestry majors.

J. Milton Cone Memorial Forestry Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Forestry Majors at the sophomore, junior and senior level. Selection is based on the scholarship, citizenship and the potential to succeed in his/her chosen profession.

J. N. "Ding" Darling, INHF Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students. Applicant must show exemplary conservation communication and scholarly achievement. Examples of your work in this area should be described in your application or included as supporting material.

Kenneth D. Obye Scholarship
Nomination by Iowa State Forestry faculty member only. This scholarship is open to Forestry majors who have completed at least 30 semester credits, but no more than 60 semester credits at ISU including the Forestry Sophomore Fall Series of courses. Selection is based on cumulative G.P.A earned at ISU and demonstrated leadership in Forestry.

Leon Paul Lyvers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Forestry students, with preference to students in the urban forestry option and/or participating in the arboriculture program.  Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need via FAFSA. 

Melissa Fender Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate students in forestry. The recipient shall demonstrate academic promise and initiative, as determined by a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The award shall be for one year.

Pack Essay Fall Forestry Camp Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Forestry majors attending fall camp. Applicants must submit a 250 or fewer word essay (typed) describing a meaningful learning experience from camp. Applications are available after camp each year and awards are given during fall semester.

Ray Buresh Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all NREM students and may be renewable.

Robert E. Proctor Scholarship
Open to sophomore, junior, and senior students in Forestry who are residents of Iowa. Recipients shall demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need as determined by the ISU Office of Student Financial Aid. This scholarship may be renewed.

Sherry Fisher Award
Awarded to the outstanding J. N. "Ding" Darling, INHF Scholarship applicant. Examples of your work in this area should be described in your application or included as supporting material.

Virgil Matlack Memorial Scholarship in Forestry
This scholarship is open to all undergraduate students with a declared major in Forestry. Applicants must have an acceptable G.P.A. Selection is based on financial need.

Warren J. Lischer Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Forestry majors who are residents of Iowa. Applicant must be a full-time student, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, and demonstrate extracurricular achievement that emphasizes honor and service. Preference will be given to a student planning to participate in a university sponsored study abroad program during the scholarship year. Scholarship is renewable.