Forestry

Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits. Forestry is practiced in plantations and natural stands. The science of forestry has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences.

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, in what is known as multiple-use management, including the provision of timber, fuel wood, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as "sinks" for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester. Other common terms are: a verderer, or a silviculturalist. Silviculture is narrower than forestry, being concerned only with forest plants, but is often used synonymously with forestry.

Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital applied science, craft, and technology.

Forestry is an important economic segment in various industrial countries. For example, in Germany, forests cover nearly a third of the land area, wood is the most important renewable resource, and forestry supports more than a million jobs and about €181 billion of value to the German economy each year.

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Scholarships for Forestry Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

May H. Weis Environmental Internship/Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

$13,900 October 01, 2020 See Details
 

May H. Weis Environmental Internship/Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

award

$13,900

deadline

October 01, 2020
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Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$10,000 December 16, 2020 See Details
 

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$10,000

deadline

December 16, 2020
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Mary Elrod Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,700 Varies See Details
 

Mary Elrod Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,700

deadline

Varies
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Sara Spero Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Sara Spero Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,500

deadline

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Robert Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Robert Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,500

deadline

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Matthew Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Matthew Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,500

deadline

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Mark Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Mark Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,500

deadline

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Charles Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$5,500 Varies See Details
 

Charles Levitan Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$5,500

deadline

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Tom Roy Family Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

$4,000 Varies See Details
 

Tom Roy Family Scholarship

University of Montana, Missoula - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$4,000

deadline

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Emma Groth Endowed Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$3,888 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Emma Groth Endowed Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$3,888

deadline

February 15, 2021
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