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Scholarship Available for Natural Resources Studies

Here is a good opportunity for students looking to pursue a natural resource or horticulture field in college. Arborjet will be awarding up to ten $1000 awards. The deadline is coming up soon, so hurry if you’re interested.

Visit Arborjet’s website for more details. A summary is listed below:


Arborjet has established its Taking Root Scholarship Program to encourage and enable bright and promising young students to fulfill their dreams of entering careers in the arboriculture industry. photo of graduatesScholarships are offered for students looking to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college or university of the student’s choice.


This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2017

Program Guidelines

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Applicants to the Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship Program must –

  • Be citizens or legal residents of the United States.
  • Be high school seniors.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire 2017-18 academic year.
  • Plan to pursue a forestry course of study or related major (e.g., Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or other related major).


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than June 30, 2017. Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive email acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may contact Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Student Opportunities Galore!

If you are a teacher looking for opportunities to get your students involved in the outdoors, there is no better time than right now.

In addition to the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s Go Green Youth Challenge initiative that was announced earlier this month, several organizations hold environmental education programs and competitions during the spring and summer months.


4thgradeforestersAlong the lines of the Go Green Youth Challenge’s tree theme, the Fourth Grade Foresters program encourages fourth grade students around the country to get more involved in the message of Arbor Day by planting and caring for trees.  Fourth Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way for any individual, business, or organization to send 4th grade elementary students in their area home with a tree of their very own to plant.  Sponsoring a school provides each 4th grader an individually packaged 12-18″ evergreen seedling.  The tree species is selected based on what will do best in each state’s climate.  And as an added bonus, this program supports a special sector of the workforce; each tree is packaged for distribution by workers with disabilities.



envirothonAnd if you are a teacher of older students, there are programs for you too!  The Michigan Envirothon is celebrating its 20th year this year.  This program is for teams of high school students and focuses on using the outdoors as a classroom, utilizing diverse “eco-stations” as competition testing sites, and interaction and training with professionals in a wide variety of environmental fields.  It is an exciting and challenging way to provide students with natural resources and environmental science education.  In addition to gaining valuable knowledge, teams also complete a Community Outreach project as part of the competition; identifying and addressing a natural resource issue in their own communities through hands-on problem solving and community education.  Regional competitions begin March 11, 2014.


IMG_0165-resizedAnd if you happen to live in Eaton County, there is one more opportunity you may be interested in.  The Eaton Conservation District is co-hosting a Science Adventure Camp for 4th and 5th grade students June 16-20, 2014.  This is a new program, begun just last year, but the response so far has been outstanding!  This camp is an opportunity to get youth excited about science.  The focus is on outside, hands-on, fun activities.  Topics include:  geology, ecology, biology, rocket science, chemistry, and more!  Cost for the full week is $10 per student.  There are a.m. and p.m. sessions.  Volunteers are also needed.  If interested, visit the Eaton Conservation District’s website for more information and how to register.